Bouncy Balls!

In class we made some simple bouncy balls! As ingredients we used Elmer’s Glue, Sodium Borax, and distilled water. Mixing the glue and borax causes the glue to polymerize and become a flubber like substance. To get the best ball, you have to get have a good solution. For my group,  we used; 10 g of glue, 2 mL of borax mixed in a 1:10 ratio of distilled water (gram:mL). Using this we produced an effective ball with a solid texture and one of the best in class I have to say! The mass was around 11.3 grams, and a bounce of ~41 cm.

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