Mini Ping-Pong Table

Create your own ping-pong table. Explore gravity and the science behind bouncing balls.

Materials

Cardboard, Scissors, Tape, Markers, Ping-Pong Ball (or Paper)

Academic Vocabulary

Motion, Gravity, Pattern, Forces

Standards (NGSS)

3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2

Prompt

Make your own mini ping-pong table and observe the motion of the ball as it bounces off your table.

Discussion Point 1

How can you predict the movement of the ball when you play with your mini ping-pong table?

Discussion Point 2

Why does the ball move in a certain direction?

Discussion Point 3

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