A Demonstration of Fluid Dynamics Using a Family Van and a Helium-Filled Balloon

Destin of Smarter Every Day looks at fluid dynamics using a helium-filled balloon, a weight, and the acceleration of the family van. Since helium is lighter than air, the balloon actually shifts forward in the van as it speeds up thanks to the movement of air to the back of the vehicle.

Written by Rollin Bishop

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