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

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