Bouncing Ball

Students model quadratic functions.  For this modeling quadratic functions lesson, students drop a ball and model its acceleration as it bounces.  Students collect data and graph distance vs. time.  Students find a quadratic function to fit the data.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Algebra II
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2004
Usage Permissions
Fine Print: Educational Use