Science Project Summary:

Compare how different types of balls bounce and determine what are the factors that contribute to this difference

Intermediate 4
Difficulty: Intermediate 4
Required Skills: None
Safety concerns: None
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To begin your own investigation of the bounciness of balls, you'll need several different kinds of balls to compare. I'd suggest a golf ball, a tennis ball, a baseball, and a basketball for starters. Hold a ball at a measured height above a solid surface-- one meter is a good height. Now drop the ball and notice how high it bounces.