Does a glass ball bounce higher than a rubber ball?
Correspondingly, why does a glass ball bounce higher than rubber?
In case of glass ball, it doesn't deform much,since it is rigid and when it strikes a surface, most of the impact energy returns to the glass, causing it to bounce higher than the rubber ball.
Beside above, why do glass marbles bounce? Glass is semi elastic. When the marble strikes a solid surface, it deforms and then snaps back, pushing it away from the surface.
One may also ask, which type of ball will bounce the highest?
On average, the rubber bouncy ball will bounce the highest, followed by the ping pong ball. The marble will bounce the least high.
Why does a ball bounce?
The force of the ball hitting the hard ground puts an equal force back onto the ball, causing it to bounce up. This happens because balls are made out of an elastic material like rubber, which means they can be dented or stretched and then return to their normal shape (think of what happens when you squeeze a balloon).