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Investigate one of the factors that affects how high a ball bounces

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Anna Hoyes 11P

Investigate one of the factors that affects how high a ball bounces.

Aim:

To carry out an experiment to determine whether the height of which a ball is dropped determines how high a ball bounces.

Prediction:

        I predict that the greater the height from which the ball is dropped the higher the ball will bounce. This is because the ball gains more energy as it is

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Middle

Speed of release

Apparatus:

  • Ball
  • Meter ruler

Preliminary results:

 I found the minimum result I could have was 25cm as anything below became too fast and therefore too difficult to measure. The maximum result I found was 125 cm as anything above became too hard too measure as the ball strayed from the ruler.

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Conclusion

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40

41

40

25

20

21

20

Height dropped (cm)

Average

100

68

75

58

50

40

25

20

These preliminary results justify my prediction as they show that greater the distance the ball is dropped the greater the ball bounces.

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