Students will test and observe the bouncing properties of different types of balls (softball, basketball, golf
ball, playground ball, volleyball, beach ball, ball of paper). They will determine the characteristics of each
ball and will determine which of these characteristics provide the greatest bounce.
Forces and Motion
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration to measure an object's motion
- An exploration of how an event occurred using interactions of forces and motion
After completing this activity, students should be able to explain how objects bounce and how to measure
this movement. Students in grade 6 should also be able to explain how to calculate speed.
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
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