Maltesers in the Air

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GFI Experiment - Balance a Malteser on top of a straw


Straw per girl, maltesers


Give each member of your Patrol a straw and a Malteser.
Now lie down on your back on the floor and try to balance the Malteser on top of the straw.
Once it’s balanced, try to keep it in the air by blowing.

Who can keep their Malteser in the air the longest?
* * Remember not to eat your Malteser after it’s been on the floor! * *

You could try using a hairdryer to keep a ping-pong ball in the air.
Try it with and without the nozzle to see the changes in the airflow.


  • chocolate
  • food
  • gfi experiment
  • time filler

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