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THE BALL BOUNCE LAB

 

1) Identify the problem. Write a testable question.

 

                     How high do different types of sporting balls bounce? How does this relate

                     the sport they are applied to? (Applied to ending presentation)

 

2) Form a hypothesis. Be sure to answer your testable question. (Cause and effect)

 

 

3) Plan the experiment. How will your group proceed?

 

Materials

Different types of sporting balls (3 to 5 types)

Meter stick

 

 

 

Procedure

 

Develop and write out a procedure your group will use to test the question.

 

What are your dependant variables?

 

What are your Independent variables?

 

4) Data Collection

 

Set up a table to collect your data in. (see example)

 

 

 

Type

Of

Ball

 

 

Distance Traveled/Bounced

(Cm)

 

Average

Bounce

Trial One

Trial Two

Trial Three

 

This is the information that needs to be in your data table.

 

 

5) Summarize the finding from your data table.

 

 

6) Conclusion (Relate this to your original hypothesis. Was your hypothesis correct?)