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The science behind the bed of nails

Check out the first episode of our new season of Science World Resources, where we get our Science Facilitators to show off their favourite demonstrations—some that you can try at home and others that you can check out here at TELUS World of Science. In this video, Stephan explores the science of force as he stands on balloons and smashes concrete on someone's chest as they lie down over a bed of nails. If you stand on one balloon, it will burst. How does putting a board over several balloons increase the balloons’ ability to carry weight? 

If this has piqued your curiosity to, make sure to check out Balloon Boarding, one of our free Science World Resources