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Polymer Bouncy Balls

In this lab, we evaluate a polymer chemical reaction and the entanglement of these polymers that form an elastic compound that can be molded into a bouncy ball toy. Students will analyze the effect of temperature on the elasticity, or ‘bounciness’, of the ball.

Module details
TopicsMaterials & Properties
Best-suited audienceArray
Approx. time requirement45 minutes
AIChE community affiliationAIChE at NC State, AIChE Eastern Local Section 078, Southern Division, Andrew Berley, Jacob Berg, Haley Ni
Approx. # of volunteers1 per 15-20 students
Recommended audience size15-20 students/volunteer