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Balloonmolecules.com

Designed by a trio of scientists working in Germany (Marcus Rehbein, Asif Karim, and Rolf Eckhardt), this fun and educational website is designed to facilitate the use of balloons in scientific education. More specifically, the site offers detailed instruction on how to create a variety of molecule models out of balloons, such as the octahedron, the diamond, the graphite lattice, and the Buckminster Fullerene. The site begins with a brief introduction to the art of balloon manipulation, then continues on to offer detailed visual and written explanations of how to create the knots that allow for the creation of some of the more complex balloon models. The site also contains a nice FAQ section, which answers some basic questions about the technique of creating balloon molecules. Finally, there is an online forum where visitors may submit queries and read the suggestions and comments of other visitors.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-01-09
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2004/scout-040109#3

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