A Golf Ball and A Bouncy Ball, Which Bounces Higher and Why

Authors

  • Kate Elizabeth Boydston Louisville High School
  • Cecil Ossa-Jaen Louisville High School
  • Anying Wang Louisville High School
  • Mengyao Zhao Louisville High School
  • Jim Centorino Louisville High School, Woodland Hills, CA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47611/jsrhs.v6i2.422

Keywords:

Elasticity, Energy, Bouncy Balls, Golf, Velocity, Physics Lab

Abstract

The AP Physics I class at Louisville High School takes a detailed look at the difference in elasticity between a golf ball and a dense bouncy rubber ball.

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Author Biographies

Kate Elizabeth Boydston, Louisville High School

Katie Boydston is looking forward to studying engineering at Dartmouth College next year.  She founded the Science and Technology Club at her high school and is its president.  She is also president of the Math Club and vice president of the Women’s Leadership Club.  In addition to her interest in engineering, specifically structural, environmental, and mechanical, she enjoys learning about architecture design.

 

Cecil Ossa-Jaen, Louisville High School

Cecil Ossa-Jaen hopes to pursue a career in space exploration research with a bachelors in physics. Her excitement for the sciences began at a very young age while watching Star Trek with her father. Since then she knew that a career in science was the only path for her. Aside from the sciences, she very much enjoys theater. She has worked for four years as a sound engineer for Louisville's productions and liturgies.

Anying Wang, Louisville High School

Anying (Daisy) Wang is an international student from Shanghai, China.  She loves the hands on style of her AP Physics class and working as a team.  She is also on her school robotics team and choir.  Her passion for science is matched with her love of music. She wants to major in STEM in college.

Mengyao Zhao, Louisville High School

Mengyao (Michelle) Zhao is also an international student who transferred to Louisville from Tianjin Nankai High School in September 2015.  She is enthusiastic and grateful for all of her new opportunities here. She too loves working in a collaborative setting.  Outside of the classroom, she has a great passion for the performing arts, especially singing and dancing. She was also a member of her school’s Mock Trial Team and school musical.

Jim Centorino, Louisville High School, Woodland Hills, CA

Mr. Jim Centorino

AP Physics teacher at Louisville High School, Woodland Hills, CAAdvisor (not an author) for this article.

Published

2018-10-17

How to Cite

Boydston, K. E., Ossa-Jaen, C., Wang, A., Zhao, M., & Centorino, J. (2018). A Golf Ball and A Bouncy Ball, Which Bounces Higher and Why. Journal of Student Research, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.47611/jsrhs.v6i2.422

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HS Research Articles