Show Me Some Science! Energy and Oscillations

Hit a giant water balloon with a baseball bat? Yes, please!

What’s Going On?

The water wants to spread out, but the balloon holds it together, so there is an equilibrium. When energy is added with the baseball bat, you see oscillations around that equilibrium. That is until you add too much energy, and the force needed to stop the water is more than the balloon can provide. This is sure to make a splash!