Air Cannon

Air Cannon

At Air Cannon, a heavy bowling ball dropping a short distance is used to fire a foam ball high into the air.

Lift the bowling ball up, then drop it back into the tube. Air trapped under it is forced down into a narrower tube with a foam ball at the other end. The pressure of air in the tube sends the lighter foam ball shooting sky high.

Would dropping the foam ball have the same effect on the bowling ball?

 
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Launchpad
 

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