Lessons

Mini Golf Physics

Mini Golf Physics
Imagine going to a mini golf course, but where you can use golf balls of lead or aluminum, or try a course made of velvet or glass. Try different courses where you con explore principles of kinematics in physics, like exploring the effects of a force on different masses and the corresponding acceleration. Try other courses to observe the effects of contact and non-contact forces on the ball as you try to get it into the hole with as few strokes as possible.

Curricular Connections

Grade 4 - (7) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows the nature of forces and the patterns of their interactions. The student is expected to plan and conduct descriptive investigations to explore the patterns of forces such as gravity, friction, or magnetism in contact or at a distance on an object.
Grade 6 - (7) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows the nature of forces and their role in systems that experience stability or change
Grade 7 - (7) Force, motion, and energy. The student describes the cause-and-effect relationship between force and motion
Physics - (5) Science concepts. The student knows and applies the laws governing motion in a variety of situations

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