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Materials

The materials required for the science fair project:

-    An outdoor baseball stadium
-    An indoor baseball stadium
-    10 baseball batters
-    1 baseball pitcher
-    10 baseball bats and 1 baseball glove for the pitcher
-    2 dozen baseballs
-    1 set of baseball safety gear for the batter. 1 set of baseball safety gear for the pitcher
-    A measuring tape
-    An assistant

Procedure

1.    For this science fair project, the independent variable is the type of baseball stadium – indoor or outdoor. The dependent variable is the distance traveled by the baseball. This is determined by using the measuring tape to measure the distance travelled by the baseball. The constants (control variables) are the skill of the batter, the skill of the pitcher and the type of baseball used.

2.    The baseball batters are tagged with numbers 1 to 10. They are then brought to the indoor baseball stadium and asked to warm up.

3.    Batter Number 1 is asked to get ready with his bat. The pitcher will take his position and will begin pitching. Allow them to practice for a while. Once they are ready, begin the experiment - once the batter has hit the ball, the distance traveled by the ball is measured. The same batter will hit a pitched ball 5 times and the furthest distance traveled by the ball is recorded in the table given below.

4.    Procedure 3 is repeated with the remaining 9 baseball batters. The furthest distance traveled by the ball after 5 hits by each batter is measured and recorded in the table given below.

5.    The batters are next brought to the outdoor baseball stadium. They are again asked to warm up and Procedures 2, 3 and 4 are repeated with the same 10 batters. The furthest distance traveled by the ball after 5 hits by each batter is measured and recorded in the table given below.
 

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Complexity level:
6
Project cost ($):
20
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 1 day for this science project experiment
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

Basic safety requirements