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IF I soak a tennis ball in milk, lemonade and water how will it affect the bounce height?
- Trevor (age 12)
This is a great question and a great opportunity for you to become an experimental physicist. Why don't you get a tennis ball and see how high it bounces from a fixed height when it is dry. Then soak the ball in your favorite liquid and see how that affects the height. I have my own guess due to my own experience playing tennis on a damp court, but let us know your results.
(published on 12/14/10)
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