Experiments

Bouncing Balls

Bouncing Balls
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Experiment with different sports balls to determine which balls bounce.

Time
30 minutes
Ages
24 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • Assortment of sports balls (Need balls that bounce and balls that don't bounce)

Steps

  1. Put out an assortment of sports balls for exploration.
  2. Encourage children to test the balls one at a time to determine if the ball bounces.
  3. As balls are tested, separate them into two piles: bounces and doesn't bounce.
  4. Continue until all children have tested all balls for bouncing.
Associated Activity
For older kids, test two balls against each other to determine which ball bounces the highest.
Safety Tip
This activity should be done outside or in a space without breakable things as bouncing balls may break things.

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