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Bouncing Balls

Discussion in 'Science' started by behindprivateeyes, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Hi everyone

    I can remember making bouncing balls years ago using good old Borax. I know there are now issues with Borax so I can't just pop to a local chemist to get some. Is a good substitute or another way to still make bouncing balls?

    Thank you for your time


    p.s. I did try searching the forum to see if this had already been answers but can't get the search to work well.
  2. Robfreeman

    Robfreeman Occasional commenter

    There is a recipe card in the CLEAPS pack that the technician can use to make borax. Failing that go into Wilkinson's find the floor cleaner go for the cheap brands and check the recipes most are mainly borax (test first). Use ink or food colouring and get some cool coloured slime. if you use bright orange ink they may well glow under a uv lamp.

    Safety considerations for using borax:

    1. All students must be wearing gloves and eye protection

    2. Students must not be allowed to take the product home with them.

    There is a hazcard for this practical in the cleaps pack under borax.
  3. Thank you, Rob. I really appreciate that.


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