Students love this bouncing, hands-on activity! There are actually three different versions of the activity presented in this resource. (1) What height will a ball bounce to? (2) How many bounces? (3) Drop the same ball from increasing heights. For each of the three versions, there are two data tables provided to record the results of the activity. This allows you to differentiate the activity. There is a lot of integrated math in this activity: measuring, averaging, and graphing. Older students can even calculate the ratios of bounce height vs. drop height and observe if this ratio is consistent at all drop heights. Graph paper is provided.
Other hands-on activities to practice the use of the metric ruler.
Mapping with Centimeters
This activity and the two listed above are part of a hands-on value BUNDLE for practicing measurement in centimeters and using the metric ruler. Take advantage of this bundle purchase and you will automatically save over 20% off of this product and each of the other activities!
Bundle of Hands-on Activities for Measuring Length
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