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5-PH31

Which Bat Will Hit The Farthest?

Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
Gage Mayfield

Grade:
5
Teacher:
Cindy Chamberlain

"Some baseball bats are allowed to be used in some leagues but not in others, does the type of bat you use really impact how hard and far the ball will travel? This project looks at 3 different types of bats and which bat will hit the ball the farthest given that the weight and length of the bat is the same. The bats were tested by hitting the same 12 balls off of a tee, measuring the distance of each one and taking the average of the 12. My hypothesis was that the U.S.S.S.A bat would hit the ball the farthest. The experiment results supported my hypothesis by showing that the U.S.S.S.A bat out performs the other bats by driving the ball with the most consistent distances. The experiment also showed that even though the U.S.S.S.A bat is built to outperform the others it is still possible to hit the ball far from time to time with the other bats but they are not as consistent."


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