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Piezo Ping Pong Popper—Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6265 

Price: $33.01

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Safely demonstrate combustion with the Piezo Ping Pong Popper Thermodynamics Demonstration Kit by performing the “ping pong popper” micro-scaled explosion. This eye-catching display teaches both combustion and piezoelectricity.

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Safely demonstrate combustion by performing the “ping pong popper” micro-scaled explosion! Students will love the loud “pop” as a spark ignites alcohol in a popper and a ping pong ball launches 20 feet across the room. Use this eye-catching demonstration to teach both combustion and piezoelectricity. Enough chemical is included to perform the demonstration more than 25 times! Teacher Demonstration Notes included. Color may vary.

Concepts: Combustion, piezoelectricity.
Time Required: 15 minutes


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 50 mL
Piezo electric igniter
Ping pong ball
Ping pong popper
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.