About the Author

Michael Doig is a science teacher, web developer, and avid traveler who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Zoology and from Pace University with a Masters of Science in Teaching. He currently teaches Earth Science in a New York public high school.

ScienceBoom Episode #3 – Balloon in a Car

In this episode John Herrera and Michael Doig take a helium balloon along for a car ride to show how air moves within an accelerating car.

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Host: Michael Doig & John Herrera
Duration: 3:15


  • Car
  • Helium Balloon
  • Open Road

Convection Fast Facts

  • Lighter than air gases move from areas of high pressure toward areas of low pressure.
  • The highest air pressure is near the surface of Earth.
  • As you increase your altitude/elevation air pressure decreases.

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