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Sports Science Fair Project Ideas

Combining Sports with Science for a Perfect Science Fair Project

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There is a lot of science in sports. Many types of science fair projects are possible.

There is a lot of science in sports. Many types of science fair projects are possible.

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  • How does the material from which a baseball bat is made affect performance? How does a wood bat compare with an aluminum bat?

     

  • Does altitude affect the height of a ball bounce (for example, a golf ball)? If an effect is seen, can you attribute it to the effect of gravity or atmospheric pressure?

     

  • Examine the effect of energy bars on performance. Pick a sport. Is there a difference in performance if you use a protein-boosting energy bar versus a carbohydrate-boosting energy bar?

     

  • What is the effect of using a corked baseball bat compared with a normal one?

     

  • Does drinking an energy drink (or sports drink) affect reaction time? memory?

     

  • Are there really streaks in baseball? Or is it simply chance?

     

  • Compare energy drinks based on cost, taste, short term effect, and long term effect.

     

  • Which sports drink contains the most electrolytes?

     

  • How is ball diameter related to the time it takes the ball to fall?

     

  • Does the length of a golf club affect the distance you can hit the ball?

     

  • Does a swim cap really reduce a swimmer's drag and increase speed?

     

  • How does exercise affect heart rate?

     

  • Does exercise affect reaction time?

     

  • Does regular exercise affect memory?

     

  • At what slope angle is the mechanical advantage of a bicycle lost, as compared with running?

     

  • Compare different brands of balls for a sport (like baseball or golf) for cost versus performance.

     

  • Do helmets really protect against a crash? (presumably tested with a simulant, like a watermelon)

     

  • What is the best air pressure for a soccer ball?

     

  • How does temperature affect the accuracy of a paintball shot?

     

  • Does altitude, temperature, or humidity have an affect on the number of home runs seen at a baseball diamond?

     

  • Does the presence or absence of a net affect freethrow accuracy?

     

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