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The Height that a Squash Ball is Released from, effects the Height that it Bounces

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Introduction

Joshua Kearsley

The Height that a Squash Ball is Released from, effects the Height that it Bounces

Throughout this piece of coursework the aim is to find the relationship between the height that a squash ball is dropped from and how high the squash ball bounces.

Independent Variable – The height in which the squash ball is dropped from will be altered. This is necessary to measure to record how the height that the ball is released from effects how high the ball bounces.

Dependant Variable – How high the squash ball bounces after being released from a certain height will be recorded. This is necessary to measure because the height the ball bounces after being released is what is needed to be measured to complete successfully the experiment task.

Variables need to be controlled because the results would be inaccurate if variables were not controlled. Also the experiment would not be a fair test.

Fair Test

The height that the ball bounces after being released from a recorded height will be measured.

The ball will only be dropped on a selected surface and this surface will not be changed.

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Height the Ball is Released from

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First Test

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Second Test

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Conclusion

Positive elements of the experiment are that the test was kept reasonably fair considering the resources available.

The data collected is fairly trustable, this is because the attached graph has a smooth line and the results appear to be correct.

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