This hands-on, inquiry based pre-algebra/algebra Common Core math lesson exposes to students to functions in algebra. Students will collect, organize, and analyze data using tables and graphs. Students will find the mean of the data collected. Students will plot data into appropriate graphs. All of these objectives will be met through use of bouncing balls. Also included with the lesson is a PowerPoint on the various types of graphs. It is a fun, exciting way to help students master many of the Common Core Functions standards for grades 6-8.