||Bouncy ball. Carpet and Floor.
|What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.:
||I was hoping to learn how much higher the ball bounced on the floor than on the carpet.
|What was your hypothesis?:
||That it would bounce a third higher than the carpet on the floor.
|What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.:
||Bouncy ball, floor, carpet, measuring tape, another person.
|What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.:
||I had the other person hold the measuring tape in place. I dropped the ball on the floor than observed how high it bounced. Then I repeated on the carpet.
|What were the results of your experiment?:
||The one on the floor was only a bit, three inches, away from being exactly a third.
|What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect?:
||My hypothesis was correct. It was about a third more. My conclusion is that the bouncy ball went about one third higher on the floor than it did on the carpet.
|Spend a few minutes learning about the scientific principles involved in your experiment. Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned and how it relates to your experiment.:
||Gravity helps them go down at different times. Also, the carpet is a different type of surface. It makes it so that it doesn’t have the bounce that it does on a hard surface.