THE SCIENCE BEHIND SUPER BALLS
THE SCIENCE BEHIND SUPER BALLS IS
Scientific investigation: comparing size, material, shape of the balls and comparing a bounce on different surfaces
How these different characteristics affect the height of a bounce
The point of the activity is not necessarily to have students arrive at a precise explanation for the phenomena they are investigating, but to provide students with the following experiences: initial exploration (observation, conversation, questioning, wondering); identification of a question to explore; articulating the question; developing expectations/predictions; formulating explanations; testing their ideas; modifying their initial ideas; and sharing their results with others.
Discussion of cause and effect