Hello there, I am Group K of class s203. The big idea behind my project is on the amount of shock household materials can absorb y using the height as a proxy, and from that, made into a temporary insole for a shoe. In other words, this experiment is to find out which material is able to reduce the height bounced the most. The reason why I chose the experiment was because I was extremely curious to see what kind of cheap household material insoles can be made of to replace the old insole. As I am someone that exercises a lot due to CCA and other activities, my feet require good protection, otherwise, I may get injured. But since not every pair of comes with insoles ,I will have to buy the insoles separately. However, if I know what is the closest thing I can use to replace the insole, I will not always have to buy the insoles. Rather, I can make my own instead of spending money to purchase a pair on insoles.

The Essential Questions (EQ) to the experiment.

  • What is shock
  • How is shock absorbed
The hypothesis for the experiment is that felt will be the material that can absorb the most shock.
Independent Variable
  • different materials as insoles
Dependant Variable
  • the rebound height due to the shock absorbed.
Controlled Variable
  • weight of the pendulum
  • length of string holding the pendulum
  • initial height when dropping the pendulum

A good pair of sport shoes will usually come with an insole to add protection to one’s foot.But, if someone who has a pair of  average shoes(sandals), and he or she would like to have extra protection on his or her foot, what materials could she use that will protect her feet the most? In this experiment, we look at some of the materials the insoles can be made off to allow better shock absorption capabilities in the wearers’ shoes.

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