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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.


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


        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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Speed of release


  • 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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Height dropped (cm)










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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