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Extra Bounce


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Extra Bounce

In this indoor or outdoor demonstration, use a large and small ball to illustrate conservation of energy and momentum. Learners will compare how high the balls bounce when bounced individually or together. This experiment can also be used as a good demonstration of Chaos effects. This activity guide includes a helpful video that demonstrates each step of the demonstration.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • large ball that bounces (e.g. soccer ball or basketball)
  • small ball that bounces (approx 10cm in diameter)

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
      • Potential and Kinetic Energy
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Mass and Weight
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Sports and Exercise
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • All Rights Reserved, Institute of Physics,

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