This activity serves as a follow-up to Activity 8 in the Explorations book, Math and Science in Motion: Activities for Middle School by Chris Brueningsen, Elisa Brueningsen, and Bill Bower (Texas Instruments Incorporated, 1997).
Before the Activity
In this activity, students analyze the decay of the bounce height of a bouncing ball, given different elasticity constants and drop heights.
Have students complete Activity 8 from the EXPLORATIONS book first.
During the Activity
The attached LearningCheck(TM) appvar and resource files extend concepts from the activity above. These files can be sent to your class using TI-Navigator.
After the Activity
Review student answers:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary