Dropping The Ball
Authentic Informational Text, Lexile 1190
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Dropping The Ball (Readworks)
What is energy?
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; ___________ , energy can be transformed.
What does the word “momentum” mean?
Explain how energy is transformed when a ball is dropped. Be sure to explain what happens when the ball is lifted, when a person lets go of the ball, when the ball collides with the ground, and bounces backup.
Explain why the height at which the ball is dropped affects how high it bounces.
After the ball hits the ground, why doesn’t the ball rise to the height where it started?