High Bouncing Ball Kit
See chemistry in action with this DIY High Bouncing Ball Kit! It only takes three minutes to make your own custom multi coloured balls from the magic powder (included) and water! There’s enough to make 3 different shaped balls. So simple but lots of science fun! Explore how the different shaped balls bounce and learn about Newton’s laws of motion.
Bouncing balls were originally made of natural rubber, however now bouncing balls can be made of plastics and other polymers or even treated leather. In this experiment the bouncing balls are made from polymers. Polymers are molecules made up of repeating chemical units and are used to make lots of things, including clothing, plastic containers, nonstick cookware and bulletproof vests. In this experiment different polymers are cross-linked to make the strong, elastic bouncing balls. Everyone loves these bouncy DIY science toys!
Suitable for ages 5 and upwards.
This product is also available for purchase in store at Space Place.