Flubber: Discovering Flubber
  • Chemistry → Matter → Physical Properties
Professor Philip Brainard creates Flubber and tries to learn more about it. He performs quick tests on the physical properties of Flubber and finds that it is a highly viscous elastomer that can also phase shift between a liquid and a solid. He also learns that Flubber is moldable, foldable, ductile, and elastic, among other properties.

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  1. Students: List the properties of flubber described by the professor in the clip as a bulleted list
  2. What steps of the scientific method can you recognize the professor using?

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    Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their obs...
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    Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

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