Rubber duckies are the bath toy we all know and love. Over the years, they have become a household necessity to help soothe every bath. However, few know the history and making of rubber duckies. In this entry, we will discuss the rubber duckies’ materials and their manufacturing process. Rubber duckies were first created in the 1800s by a scientist, American chemist Charles Goodyear when he discovered a way to turn rubber into a malleable material.

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Although I have recently been discussing the making and manufacturing of materials, the history of each is equally important. History gives a deeper understanding of the creation, formation, and evolution of each material we meet. This makes the material exciting and allows for innovative thinking to create further advancements based on past results. This specific blog post will be about rubber. Although often forgotten, rubber is almost everywhere. Used in clothes, cars, sports equipment, and daily household necessities, rubber may be found in every step you take.

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Elizabeth Dubinskiy

I am high school student with a passion for materials science and engineering. Using this blog I would like to share my research and findings.

High School student

San Francisco Bay Peninsula