WW | Watermelon Experiment w/LINKY

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On the 4th of July, my hubby wanted the kids to try a science experiment that he had seen done.  You wrap rubber bands around a watermelon until it explodes.  Our experiment didn't quite turn out the way that my hubby and brother-in-law thought it would.  The kids ran out of rubber bands, got frustrated and the big boys had to continue with their efforts.  Once we REALLY ran out of rubber bands, they started hitting the watermelon with a stick.  It finally cracked open, but it was kind of anti-climactic by that point.

Here is a YouTube video of what is supposed to happen:


Here are some pics of our rubber banding process.
We were left with a ball of rubber bands and a deck full of watermelon.

Have you ever tried this experiment?

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27 comments:

  1. A better experiment with watermelon is to drill a hole in it and pour in some vodka.

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    1. Haha! Yeah. That might be an experiment I could get down with. ;)

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  2. Okay your house sounds like a lot of fun! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! We try to have fun. Hope you had a great week, too. :)

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  3. Experimenting new thing is so fun and so excited because its not only you can teach new thing you can also have or getting a bonding time with your family and with your kids.

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    1. You're right. It can be an excellent bonding time! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Sounds like a fun idea. Too bad it didn't work.

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    1. I know, right!?! It would have been cool if it did. It was funny when the big boys had to start doing it. :)

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  5. Have seen this but havent tried it. Looks like an amazing experiment to do! I think you really need tight rubberbands to really cut the watermelon in 2.

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    1. Yeah. I think ours got too spread out, too. I don't think it was enough over the same spot. It also could have had something to do with the fact that it wasn't long and narrow enough. ??? Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Only ever seen this but it does look like lots of fun, linking up for the first time thank you

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    1. It was fun. Thanks for linking up with us!

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  7. I never heard of that - looks cool if it works :)

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    1. I had never heard of it either. I guess my hubby had just seen it recently before he wanted them to try to do it. I'm kind of glad it didn't work. . . . . . . I'm an overprotective mommy sometimes. Neither one of the kids were wearing safety glasses!

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  8. This is the first I've seen of this experiment. Looks like you would need A LOT of rubber bands.

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    1. Yes, I think so. We went through all of the rubber bands in our house and 3 additional packages. The good thing is, we won't need rubber bands for a while!

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  9. So cool. We will have to try this too. :)

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  10. Neat tagline: how many rubber bands does it take to get to the center of your watermelon?

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    1. LOL. Yes, that would have been better tagline than mine. Will have to use it on other media!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Aww! Sorry it didn't work!! That would have been AWESOME!

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    1. Yes, it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if we didn't end up having to hit it with a stick! I'll try to make it by this week. It's been a crazy Summer so far. :)

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  12. Looks like fun, my kids would love to try this !!

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  13. That's a really interesting experiment to have carried out.

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