Energy Loss Lab
This lab will let you look at the energy lost as a ball bounces from different heights.
In this program you will be able to change the type of ball, the height from which it is dropped and the acceleration due to gravity in the region of the universe you are dropping the ball.
The program will automatically pause when the ball reaches the greatest height on its bounce.
Measure the height of the ball from the ground to the bottom of the ball. Calculate the potential energy of the ball before it was dropped and then when it reaches its maximum bounce height. Then calculate the energy lost to the bounce.
When you are ready to start the experiment, click on the begin button