Bouncing Balls Task

Bouncing Balls Task
Using your data
You will need to complete this part by yourself under supervision.
You must answer the questions on this sheet either on file paper or using the writing
1. Work out the average bounce height and put the results in your table.
Draw a graph of the ‘drop height’ against the ‘bounce height’.
Make sure you choose suitable scales, label the axes and complete the graph with a suitable line.
2. Describe a pattern in your results. Use the data to help you describe this pattern.
3. Make an evaluation of your data. Use the following questions to help you.
• How good is your data?
• How reliable is it?
• Are there any unexpected results?
• How could you get better results?
4. Write a conclusion about your data. Explain your conclusion. Use ideas about energy changes.
5. A squash ball gets very hot during a game because it bounces many times.
Plan how you could test the effects of temperature in the laboratory.
What more does this tell you about what happens when balls bounce?