For this experiment we investigated dropping spherical masses into sand. We conducted two different experiments, one dropping the spherical masses into dry sand and the other dropping them in wet sand. We had the choice of which relationships to investigate.
We chose to study the height from which a spherical mass was dropped in relation to the diameter it creates on impact.
We chose to study the depth and the diameter of the craters created by the spherical masses in relation to the height at which they were dropped.
This experiment was fairly simple so there were only a few steps.
Use a ruler to flatten out the sand for an even surface to conduct the experiment.
Choose at which heights you will drop the spherical masses from.
Drop the spherical masses from each separate height and measure at each different height the depth and the diameter of the crater.
4. Collect the data and create a graph