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Crazy Chemistry: Rubber

January 8, 2013

Program Locations:

Jefferson Market Library
Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children's and Young Adult Programs and Services. Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences. Additional support is provided by the Estate of Charles J. Mauro; the Estate of William C. Morris; the Estate of Esther Manes; New York Life Foundation; MetLife Foundation; Sandra Priest Rose; Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.; Con Edison; Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein; Beth and Christopher Kojima; Milton S. Teicher; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Votis; The Walt Disney Company; The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation; and an anonymous donor.

Examine rubber samples to learn about how this unusual family of solids retains their shape and form even when put under extreme duress. Children will create a borax bouncing ball. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. For ages 5 to 12 years old. Limited to 25 participants.