Metallic, hypercolour, glow in the dark or classic blue or pink, with so many choices it’s hard to pick just one – so why not grab them all?! With eight unique and fun types, everyone will love the Questacon Bouncing Putty! Presented in its own storage container, this colourful putty will provide you with hours of fun. Whether you stretch it out sloooowly, break it suddenly, or even roll it into a ball and bounce it, the possibilities of what the Questacon Bouncing Putty can do are endless! Great for budding sculptors, the putty is easy to mould into countless shapes, designs and creations.
The eight different types include:
- Glow in the dark
- Metallic Gold
- Metallic Silver
- Metallic Black
The invention of putty came about almost by accident during an attempt to create a synthetic rubber material during rubber shortages in WWII. The unusual physical properties of the viscoelastic liquid silicone enables the putty to form into a free flowing viscous consistency over a long time or become elastic and break over a short time. This created a substance that was easy to mould and bounce. Another unique characteristic of the properties of the putty was its adhesiveness. This was demonstrated when it was taken in to the Apollo 8 in 1968 and used by the Astronauts as an adhesive to secure their tools.
This non-toxic putty should be kept away from the face, heat and porous materials.
Not suitable for children aged three and under.
Packaging size: 40mm (diameter) x 30mm
This product also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Foundational - ACSSU005
The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape
Year 1 - ACSSU018
Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways
Year 2 - ACSSU033
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape
Year 3 - ACSSU049
Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another
Year 4 - ACSSU076
Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance
Year 6 - ACSSU095
Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible