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Marvin and Milo

Explore physics the exciting way, by trying out a simple and fun experiment. This month, Electric Slime Don't forget to check back next month for the next edition...

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What you need

  1. a tennis ball
  2. a basketball
  3. a room without breakables


Instructions

  1. Drop the tennis ball from waist height and see how high it bounces.
  2. Drop the basketball from the same height and see how high it bounces.
  3. Put the tennis ball on top of the basketball and drop them both at arms length from waist height.

Results & explanation

The tennis ball should bounce a lot higher than before. When the balls hit the ground, momentum from the basketball was transferred to the tennis ball making it go much higher than before.


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