hooked science 300KENTUCKY (9/17/13) - Don’t throw away the toilet paper tube after you use up that roll of toilet paper. Using old toilet paper tubes and a few other ingredients from around the house to create a ping pong ball launcher.

INGREDIENTS
• 2 Toilet Paper Tubes
• Ping Pong Ball
• Tape
• 2 Rubber Bands
• 4 Paper Clips
• Plastic Wrap

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Cut one of the toilet paper tubes lengthwise.
STEP 2: Tape the cut toilet paper tube so the circumference is smaller when compared to the uncut toilet paper tube. You should be able to fit the cut toilet paper tube inside the uncut toilet paper tube.
STEP 3: Tape a piece of plastic wrap over one end of the cut toilet paper tube.
STEP 4: Place the plastic wrap end of the cut toilet paper tube inside of the uncut toilet paper tube.
STEP 5: Place a paper clip on the end of each toilet paper tube so they are directly across from each other.
STEP 6: Attach one end of the rubber band to each of the paper clips.
STEP 7: Place the ping pong ball inside the larger toilet paper tube. Pull the smaller toilet paper tube back, release, and observe.
 
EXPLANATION
As you pull the smaller toilet paper tube back, energy is stored in the rubber bands. Stored energy is potential energy. Once you release, the stored energy is transformed to energy in motion, causing the ping pong ball to fly across the room. Energy in motion is kinetic energy. Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

Jason Lindsey
Hooked on Science

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

UPDATED W/MORE INFO: MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) ― A city policeman received a small laceration on his forehead after… Read More

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to Honor Hopkins County Native, Miss America Contestant Katherine Kelley

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/29/15) — When Miss Nevada graces the stage of the Miss America Pageant Sept. 13, she'll be cheered… Read More
1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 11045

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6126

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5061

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4598

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4268

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 16173

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11045

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 30, 2015 1699

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1149

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1071

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1049

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2015 827

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 815

UK Student Gaming System to Support Learning for…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 653

Police Searching for Suspect for Attempted ATM…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 388

Keeping the Faith - 'The Wisdom to Wait'

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 358

Hooked on Science - 'Inertia Antenna'

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 212

Dave Says - Aug. 30, 2015

by SurfKY News