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Super Bouncing Ball Kits NGSS

  • All Round Bouncing Ball Kit
    All Round Bouncing Ball Kit
    Item #: BALL-115
  • includes 12 molds, makes 24 balls.
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  • Bouncing Ball Refill - (makes 12 balls, does not include molds)
    Item #: BALL-110
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Make your own bouncing balls.

Description

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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14 reviews
Mr
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We have a lot of fun with this project at all age levels. Be aware that the balls are not perfect. They are 'granular' in texture and have a seam from the mold so they're not perfectly round. However, the kids love the activity and introduction to lab science.
Barry Wasserman

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Irreversible change
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This was a fairly simple way to demonstrate irreversible change with my second graders while working on following directions. I need to buy another pack though as one of my kiddos broke the mold opening it. The refill kit does not include molds.
April J Bishop

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Works well
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I've used this product for years in my kindergarten class to teach hands on polymers. The kids love it!
Kim

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Daycamp Teacher
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Love these -- am teaching a class on polymers and this is one of the lessons. Thanks!!
Jeanne Brown

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Grandma G
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Grandkids had a blast making these
Linda Gaither

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Fun, but Limited
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I have been using similar ball kits for years during our energy unit. Students use initial and final bounce heights to determine the energy lost to the environment during a bounce. The kits are much more fun for my (high school) students to use than pre-formed bouncy balls. Molds are used to form the balls. The balls have never been perfectly round. Unfortunately, the type of mold pictured with this description are not of the quality I purchased in past years. The balls were not round, and had a seam along the equator because the two halves did not join well. These are still usable, but it the probability of a vertical bounce has gone down, sadly.
Feqma

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Polymer Fun!
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These kits are so easy to use and young students love them! It's a great way to teach students about polymers and monomers.
N Sasy

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Elementary students LOVE it!
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This is a great hands-on demonstration to introduce the concept of polymers to young students. It's easy and fun!
N Sasy

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My students had a BALL!
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My students loved this activity. The balls were easy to make and bounced well, not as well as store bought balls, but this lead to a great compare/contrast discussion. I would have given kit a 5, but it did not make as many balls as listed.
Beverly
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.

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Polymer Production
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Provides an excellent base for an STE lesson for elementary school.
Ken Chapman

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super bouncing ball kits
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Made them quickly and they worked OK but nothing special. Then after 2 days, the balls dried out and became hard as rock.
LP

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loved everything
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The entire experience was very professional and easy. I will order again in the future.
melanie gray

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Super Bouncing Ball Kits
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I purchased these for a "make & take" event I ran at my store. The kids loved them and couldn't get enough! They were easy to make and foolproof. The balls that they made were really bouncy and the best part was that it was quick.. the kids didn't have to wait to see their results. Great product!!
Rosemary Sblendorio

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Fun activity, but a little messy
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 16, 2012
I got these for a science-themed birthday party, for kids ranging 7-8 years old. The kids loved making the ball, but it was a little messy, and some of the balls came out lopsided. you really have to follow the directions to the letter.
J. Wilde

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

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.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

2-PS1-1

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.

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