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Observation

Table 1 Number of times the ball bounces off the ground

bounciness of tennis ball

Brand A ball is the softest as it has the highest number of bounces. Brand B ball has medium hardness and brand C ball is the hardest because it has the lowest number of bounces.

 

Table 2 Distance traveled by the tennis ball from the launcher.
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The results show that the soft bouncier balls are able to travel further compared to the hard and less bouncy balls.

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Complexity level:
5
Project cost ($):
30
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 1 day for experiment
Material availability:
Tennis balls may be purchased from a sports shop
Safety concerns:

Be careful not to stand in the path of trajectory of the balls when they are launched.