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BowlingNate 01-02-2006 10:34 AM

Help with Bowling Ball Science Project
My science project question is "How does the oil on the lane effect the curve of a bowling ball? Where do I begin? I like bowling, and have always wondered about this. Please help!!!

minnie30567746 01-02-2006 03:06 PM

You could go to a local bowling alley and ask the manager. I'm sure he/she would know something. You can also see how slippery oil is with other types of balls. If you have a wooden floor available, you could try that. Very good idea, creative, and personal!

Mad Scientist 01-03-2006 06:49 AM

Bowling ball science project
A very creative science project, I must say!

Minnie absolutely right - you need to do your research to determine your project constants. To do that, you need to do a little research to understand what different types of surfaces and balls are used in bowling alleys. It would indeed be a good idea to speak to the people who run a bowling alley.

Once you have that information, you should decide on your hypothesis, and what are your project constants, independent and dependent variables.

I suggest you do a little research first, before forming your hypothesis. :)

tinker_bell121 02-13-2009 06:51 PM

I have a science project about bowling too!!!!!!!!!!HELP!!!!!!
:( I had to shoose a science project yesterday. It is about bowling. My question is: Does the weight of a bowling ball affect how many bowling pins are knocked down? Unfortunately my teacher said that I have to have a way to get the ball rolling exactly the same way for every single try. I don't know what I can do so that the ball can roll the same way. I need help as soon as possible because my mom is going to take me to the bowling alley on monday. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

jmsclanders 02-21-2009 10:10 PM

You can ask the bowling alley workers if you can use the handicap ramp. It allows the bowling ball to roll off of a ramp each time at the same place and the same speed (as long as you drop it the same each time and make sure it doesn't move). Good Luck!

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