Golf related science fair projects

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Anyone had any success coming up with a good golf related experiment? Last year we tested golf ball dimples and how fast they traveled through water for aerodynamics. It was ok, but not all that great. Struggling this year for something. It’s for 6th grade AGP.



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  • hack2489hack2489 Members  321WRX Points: 61Handicap: 13.1Posts: 321 Greens
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    What about setting up a wind tunnel (fan and smoke machine inside a box with a viewing hole) to show the effect of dimples on airflow around a ball? High n low pressure, the turbulence behind etc.



    ????



    Could do a few different balls like a really worn range ball, a new golf ball and maybe different shape dimples (Callaway hex vs traditional)

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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members  3793WRX Points: 1,109Posts: 3,793 Titanium Tees
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    My kid has done 1 or 2. Couldn't tell you what they are because my wife does them.



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    My kid has done 1 or 2. Couldn't tell you what they are because my wife does them.



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    That's funny. Thanks folks. We couldn't come up with anything golf related that would get approved and not be a massive headache so went with a cooking related experiment. My son loves golf and cookies, so if the golf topic didn't work we planned to fall back on the cookie idea. He is pleased.
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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members  3793WRX Points: 1,109Posts: 3,793 Titanium Tees
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    Belmont148 wrote:



    My kid has done 1 or 2. Couldn't tell you what they are because my wife does them.



    2014-03-29-fake_science_board570-thumb.jpg




    That's funny. Thanks folks. We couldn't come up with anything golf related that would get approved and not be a massive headache so went with a cooking related experiment. My son loves golf and cookies, so if the golf topic didn't work we planned to fall back on the cookie idea. He is pleased.




    My son is doing one now on what color moisture management shirts work the best.
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  • mrshinsamrshinsa Members  292WRX Points: 134Posts: 292 Greens
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    My son did the Galileo's demonstration of gravity by dropping golf ball and ping pong ball at same height.



    Another cool experiment is density, mass and buoyancy by making golf balls float.

    Start out with distilled water, and keep adding salt and watch it float. If you find the equilibrium, you should be able to get it float and sink simply by adding bit more water or salt.
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  • fredmgfredmg Members  80WRX Points: 77Posts: 80 Fairways
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    My third grader did one on the affect of temperature on the bounce. Kept a group of balls at room temperature, put a group in the freezer and heated a group in boiling water. Dropped the balls from each group, measured the height, and took the average. Pretty easy.
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    fredmg wrote:


    My third grader did one on the affect of temperature on the bounce. Kept a group of balls at room temperature, put a group in the freezer and heated a group in boiling water. Dropped the balls from each group, measured the height, and took the average. Pretty easy.




    I did that too back in the day. Back when there was 80,90 & 100 compression golf balls.
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    This would be impossible to set up for a science project, but still fun to watch.

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    On -, @mrshinsa said:

    This would be impossible to set up for a science project, but still fun to watch.

    Mark Rober is my son's hero.

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    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • Golfingdawg19Golfingdawg19 Members  477WRX Points: 205Posts: 477 Greens
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    Here is a good one for you. You could do an experiment on the effects of water on a golf ball. Test a normal golf ball compared to one
    that has been left in a pond for a set amount of time. What effect did the ball sitting in the water have on it’s playability.

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