Stacked Ball Drop

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Can you get a golf ball to bounce 28 feet high? The video demonstrates the impressive bounce of a stacked ball drop. After explaining the physics of the ball drop and bounce, the video relates it to supernovas. The science content comes to life through the demonstration and connections your class makes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Attempt the double ball bounce outside as a demonstration
  • If possible, use a camera to record the double ball bounce, then play it back in slow motion to observe the compression
Classroom Considerations

  • Display the video so without showing the comments to avoid any inappropriate content
Pros

  • Offers closed captioning in Chinese, English, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Shows a female scientist as the subject expert
Cons

  • None