TESTING THE DIFFERENCE OF BOUNCABILITY OF TOY POPPERS
Alex B
2012-2013


ABSTRACT
The purpose of this experiment was to find out how high the poppers will bounce if silly putty or play-doh are placed on top of it. The hypothesis was that the toy poppers won't bounce high with play-doh and it will bounce a little high with the silly putty on top of it. The method was that toy popper was flipped over so the silly putty or play-doh could be put on top of it. The silly putty was put onto it and then it was held for about 15 seconds. Then it was let go of and when the popper was put onto a table, it was timed with a stopwatch to see how long the toy popper stayed idle on the table before it bounced. Finally the experiment was done with play-doh and the results were recorded and compared. The results were that the play-doh toy popper bounced higher than the silly putty toy popper. The results for the second experiment were that the silly putty bounced higher than the homemade play-doh that was supposed to be able to bounced barely bounced anywhere off the ground. The results for the third experiment were that the regular play-doh came out fine while the homemade year old play-doh came out moist and mushy like the hypothesis stated it would be like.


EXPERIMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS AND FUTURE EXPERIMENTS
For an experimental improvement the toy popper could be bounced how high it bounces without silly putty or play-doh on it. A future experiment could be like getting some sticky adhesive and somehow sticking the silly putty onto the toy popper so maybe it would make the silly putty stick therefore the toy popper might bounce higher.


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