AiS Challenge Team Abstract

Team Number: 34

School Name: Las Cruces High School

Area of Science: Physics

Project Title: Making Basketball More Fun



Definition: The air is filled with many gases, each with different properties. If we were to fill a regulation basketball with other types of gases, how would this effect the ball's bounce and weight, and what differences would occur during normal game play?

Purpose: We will attempt to simulate the changes influenced by variables, such as the height the ball is dropped from, how much pressure is used, and more, to try to find out if any gas has better attributes than what is normally used in basketballs today. Basically to make it more fun.

Expected Results: We hope that we can make an accurate simulation with a number of variables, based on facts from science books, encyclopedias, and other reference materials.

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