alright i had a lab where i dropped four diffent balls from different heights and calculated the bounce, kinetic energy, and potential energy.

The question is:
Was the kinetic and potential energy was conserved throughout the experiment, and if so where did the energy go.
Gravitational potential energy was transferred into kinetic energey, thus conserved. When it hit the ground, some of it will have been lost as sound/friction, and some conserved as it bounced. You can calculate the amount lost and conserved somehow, but unless you're more specific I'm uncertain how.
The gravitational potential energy becomes kinetic energy as the ball descends.

When the ball ascends, kinetic energy is becoming gravitational potential energy.

Obviously there'll be a bit of sound and heat given off too.

The balls eventually come to rest on a surface, so neither GPE or KE have been conserved. Energy as a whole has been conserved ["it cannot be made or destroyed"], given off as heat and sound energy.

I feel like I'm missing something here, but that's the general gist.

EDIT: Oh, wait.

Do you not carry on until the ball stops?
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