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Observation

It  was observed that the impact of the metal ball on the timber wood produced the highest wave in the water compared to the brick and concrete.

Test Attempt

Height of water wave in tray upon impact (mm)

Wood

Brick

Concrete

1

7.20

2.10

1.20

2

6.60

2.10

1.70

3

7.75

2.25

1.85

4

6.90

2.05

1.90

The chart below represents the results of our science project experiment:

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Complexity level:
6
Project cost ($):
50
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 2 hours for the science project experiment
Material availability:
Easily found - you can try Home Depot, or other hardware stores
Safety concerns:

Use safety gloves and common sense when handling heavy/hard objects.