Temperature's Effect on Rebound of a Golf Ball
Temperature can have a great effect on the properties of different objects. Can it change the rebound of golf balls? Kelly Buckingham boiled and froze some golf balls to find out.
I believe that the temperature of a golf ball will affect the amount of its rebound.
Temperature of golf balls
Amount of rebound
- Type of golf ball used
- Height from which ball is dropped
- Boiled golf balls
- Frozen golf balls
Golf balls at normal temperature
42 golf balls
- Divide golf balls into three equal groups of 14 balls each.
- Freeze one group of golf balls.
- Drop each frozen golf ball from 7 feet and record its rebound.
- Boil one group of golf balls.
- Drop each boiled golf ball from 7 feet and record rebound.
- Leave the last group of golf balls at normal temperature.
- Drop each unchanged golf ball from 7 feet and record rebound.
The recorded rebound of the golf balls, from highest to lowest is:
My hypothesis was that temperature would affect the rebound of golf balls. My results proved that the hypothesis was true. Both boiling and freezing reduced the amount of rebound in the golf balls. The golf balls had the greatest rebound at normal temperature.
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