What makes a bouncy ball bounce?

Answer Bouncy balls are made of rubber which has a high elasticity. Materials with higher elasticity can stretch further and this stretching causes them to bounce higher. Once a ball is dropped, it gains ... Read More »

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What Makes a Rubber Ball Bounce?

A rubber ball bounces because it is made from an elastic material that deforms and then returns to its original shape. The elastic deformation stores and then quickly releases energy, giving the ba... Read More »

Why Do Bouncy Balls Bounce?

Bouncy balls have been fascinating kids of all ages for decades. They can be flung into walls and bounced off floors, soaring high into the sky. These rubbery balls captivate the imagination leavin... Read More »

How to Keep a Bouncy Ball as a Pet?

It can be depressing not having a pet, but you can turn your bouncy balls into pets and have lots of fun.

Who invented the first bouncy ball?

A California chemist named Norman Stingley invented the first bouncy ball in 1965. Stingley made the bouncy ball by compressing scraps of synthetic rubber under 3,500 pounds of pressure per square ... Read More »