Super balls are plenty of fun to bounce, and even more fun to make! The kit can be used to reinforce students' mastery of lab procedures, as an unforgettable introduction to polymers, or even as an energy lab (measuring bounce heights). Comes with 12 sturdy plastic molds and enough colorful crystals to make 24 bouncy balls. You provide the water and in just a few minutes, your students will be able to use their creations to conduct a wide range of investigations. This is hands-on science at its best!
Refill kits are sold separately, and contain enough polymer crystals to make 12 more super bouncing balls. (No additional molds.)
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Dec 3, 2018 | By April J Bishop of Fremont, CA United States
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Dec 28, 2015 | By Linda Gaither of O'Fallon, MO United States
Fun, but Limited
Dec 11, 2015 | By Feqma of Lafayette, CA United States
Dec 2, 2014 | By N Sasy of Lansing, MI United States
Elementary students LOVE it!
Nov 17, 2014 | By N Sasy of Lansing, MI United States
My students had a BALL!
Mar 15, 2014 | By Beverly of Hattiesburg, MS United States
Owner Response:Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be sending you extra crystals to make up for the shortage. We are also including a few extra packets with every purchase to ensure there is always enough material in each kit.
Jan 13, 2014 | By Ken Chapman of Ruther Glen, VA United States
super bouncing ball kits
Oct 10, 2013 | By LP of Fairfax, VA United States
Dec 22, 2012 | By melanie gray of Jerome, ID United States
Super Bouncing Ball Kits
May 29, 2012 | By Rosemary Sblendorio of Mahwah, NJ United States
Fun activity, but a little messy
May 16, 2012 | By J. Wilde of Alameda, CA United States
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s) 2-PS1-1
| Elementary || || Middle School || || High School |
| 2-PS1-1 |
Students can use the Bouncing Ball Class Kit to plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 5-PS1-3
Students can the Bouncing Ball Class Kit to make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
| || MS-PS1-1 |
Using the Bouncing Ball Class Kit, students can develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and their structures or properties. MS-PS1-3
Using the Bouncing Ball Class Kit, students can investigate, gather and make sense of information about synthetic materials.
| || HS-PS1-2 |
Using the Bouncing Ball Class Kit, students can construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
Students can produce a variety of balls, using variables to test the properties. 5-PS1-3
Students can produce a variety of balls, using variables to test the properties MS-PS1-1
Students can use the Polymers and molds to plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. MS-PS1-3
Students can gain firsthand experience with polymers and learn more about synthetic materials and where they come from. DCI/HS-PS1.A
Structure and Properties of Matter
Students can use the balls to test the Law of Reflection of Particles. By bouncing the ball back and forth with a partner or rolling it against the wall, students can measure the angles.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.