Video:How to Make a Bouncy Ballwith Ben Roy
Did you know that you can make your very own bouncy ball at home using some simple household products? Check out this fun chemistry experiment that you can replicate at home in this science video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Bouncy Ball
Hi, this is Ben Roy for About.com, and today I'm going to show you how to make a bouncy ball.
Materials to Make a Bouncy Ball
For this experiment, you will need,
- 2 containers
- Optionally food coloring
- A Spoon
How to Make a Bouncy Ball
In one cup, add Borax and water. In the other, add glue and water as well as food coloring for a color of your choice. Pour the Borax solution, into the glue solution. Now add cornstarch to the mix, and let it sit for 10 minutes then stir. Keep stirring until it's too thick to get the spoon through. Empty the contents of the cup into your hand wearing gloves, and mold it into a ball. Once it dries, you can start bouncing.
The mixture is made up of borax, glue, and cornstarch. The three ingredients make a bouncy material. You can experiment with the amount of ingredients added, to make a bouncier, thicker, bigger ball.
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