This Java simulation experiments with a helium balloon, a hot air balloon, or a rigid sphere filled with different gases. The user can discover what makes some balloons float and others sink. Teaching ideas and activities are included.
Note: As of 2020, the PhET Project has partnered with Leaning Technologies to allow Java sims to run in a PC browser via CheerpJ. May currently not run on iPads.
Please note that this resource requires
Java Applet Plug-in.
%0 Electronic Source %D November 15, 2007 %T PhET Simulation: Balloons & Buoyancy %I PhET %V 2023 %N 1 December 2023 %8 November 15, 2007 %9 application/java %U https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balloons-and-buoyancy
Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.