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Hands-on Activity

Bounce

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students drop rubber balls in order to observe and measure the effects of elasticity. They use graphs to make predictions for further trials.
Overview
Topic: Elasticity
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of how the height of a rebound is related to the height a ball is dropped from.
  • An exploration of the elasticity of rubber balls.
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how the height from which a ball is dropped affects how high it bounces. Students will also learn about averaging, graphing, and lines of best-fit in this exploration.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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