Nuclear Fission Explained With Mouse Traps and Ping Pong Balls [Vid]

Want to know how Nuclear Fission works? Check out this awesome demonstration some high school students did at the Horizon Science Academy in Cleveland.

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4 Responses to Nuclear Fission Explained With Mouse Traps and Ping Pong Balls [Vid]

  1. It's a great demo that, to name one, is in "Our Friend the Atom" by Disney from (as Hemojr metioned) mid to late 50's early 60's. (Hooray for Oorayneoom!)

    However, this one is larger and doesn't rely on mirrors to multiply the visual effect.

    Watching the set up, I can't help but wonder how many times as they filmed this some wiseguy chucked a ball in and they had to start over. :-)

    Gotta hand it to the kids that have the patience to think through and set up something like this.

  2. Okay, this is really starting to piss me off. I've seen this video like on 5 different websites. There is no freakin big deal at all. It doesn't show a damn thing that a picture in a text book doesn't show better. This "experiment" was a total waste of time and I'm sure the companies who donated the items are probably thinking "for real? that's what we wasted our product on" Quit praising these kids, please stop.