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Hands-on Activity


Fun Forces
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.
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.
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.



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