Ping Pong Fission: High School class demonstrates power of the atom
(CBS) - As many of you may know, we here at The Feed are total suckers for science, at least when it comes in the form of cool videos. So it should come as no surprise that I love this video showing how a nuclear chain fission reaction occurs using... wait for it... ping pong balls and rat traps! The actual reaction occurs at about 1:48 into the video.
The experiment was conducted for an AP Chemistry Class at the Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School (HSA), they call it as a gulen charter school. It was done in conjunction with the school's video club (double-education WIN!) and used around 300 mousetraps and 600 ping pong balls in the culminating experiment to show the reaction.