Science Project Summary:

How does the bounciness of a golf ball affect the distance that it will travel?

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Difficulty: Advanced 7
Cost ($): 40
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 4 hours for experiment
Availability of materials:
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Safety concerns:

Never stand anywhere in front of a golfer who's about to take  a swing. Beware of swinging clubs - which can cause severe injury

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Abstract:
This science fair project was performed to find out if relatively bouncier golf balls are able to travel further than less bouncy ones. The tests were done using 3 brands of golf balls.
Procedure preview:
1.    For this science fair project, the independent variable is the type of golf ball used – soft, medium  or hard. The dependent variable is the distance traveled by the golf ball. This is determined by using a measuring tape to measure the distance traveled.  The constants (control variables) are the skill of the golfer, the wind condition and the conditions at the driving range. 2.    The golf balls are first numbered according to their brand and an assigned ball number by using a black marker pen. 3.    The relative bounciness of the 3 brands of golf balls needs to .....