Next Experiment: Diaper genie wind bag

Thursday, October 11, 2012

How many breaths of air will it take to fill a 6 foot long bag?

INGREDIENTS

Diaper Genie Refill

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: Remove about 6 feet of Diaper Genie refill, cut, and then tie a knot in the end of the Diaper Genie refill.

STEP 2: Using two fingers and two thumbs, hold open the end of the bag that is not tied.

STEP 2: Hold the bag 6 to 12 inches from your mouth, blow a stream of air into the bag, and observe.

EXPLANATION

As the stream of air from your mouth blows into the bag, it pulls more air into the Diaper Genie bag, creating a super breath. This method allow you to fill the bag with one breath.

Jason Lindsey is a science outreach educator with Hooked on Science. Check out his website www.hookedonscience.org for webcasts and experiments.

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