HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- It is the best time of the week when local science guru, and all-around nice guy, Dr. V from Oceanit Hawaii join's Taizo for some science and fun! This week, using a bouncing ball, we study how different materials react to contact.
Dr. V Show: Bounce vs. No Bounce
July 20, 2010
Things you need:
- Bounce and no bounce balls
Please perform this and all experiments under the supervision and with the assistance of an adult. You will need to purchase a set of bounce and no-bounce balls. Sometimes they are called "happy" and "unhappy" balls. Take a look at both balls and roll them around in your hand. What do you notice about them? How are they similar? How are they different? Now try bouncing each one. What happens?
How does it work?