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Brain-tackling Sports Science Fair Projects Your Kids Will Love!

A thousand distractions make the task of teaching children tough. Engaging children in sports science fair projects, helps them understand difficult concepts easily.
Mukta Gaikwad
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018
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Science fair projects are a great way for teaching kids scientific concepts. Working on projects, includes going through study material beyond textbooks, researching and knowing the subject so that they can present them well. Sports science fair projects gives students an opportunity to learn a subject in a completely different way, which helps in better assimilation of topics that would have otherwise been ignored. Such projects generate a curiosity amongst children, which can change their perception towards studying for better, in more ways than one.
Sports Science Fair Project Ideas
  • How does the length of a golf club affect the distance a golf ball travels?
  • A few balls bounce higher than others. Why does this happen?
  • How is the shooting accuracy affected by the length of the barrel of a paintball gun?
  • What is the relation between exercise and heart rate?
  • How effective are helmets? To what extent can they prevent injury?
  • What is the best air pressure for a soccer ball?
  • Does humidity, altitude or temperature have an effect on the number of home runs seen at a baseball diamond?
  • Does the presence or absence of a net affect accuracy of a free-throw?
  • Compare different brands of balls for a sport for cost versus performance.
  • At what slope angle is the mechanical advantage of a bicycle lost, as compared to running?
  • Does regular exercise affect memory?
  • How effectively does a swimwear help a swimmer to decrease the drag and increase speed? How does it happen?
  • Does regular exercise affect reflexes?
  • What effective are energy bars? What is the difference between the range of energy bars available across the stores?
  • Do energy drinks really boost energy levels? If yes, which ingredient helps in doing so?
  • Which type of turn is better in a skating race a tight, medium, or a wide? Why?
  • Which bat is better, an aluminum or a wooden bat to play baseball?
  • Why does a ball bounce when it is thrown, kicked, dribbled or hit?
  • Does exercise has any role to play effective and alert functioning of the brain?
  • What kinds of physical activity cause the human body to produce the most carbon dioxide? Why?
  • What role does wind play in flight of a ball or a shuttle?
  • What is the principle supporting boomerang?
  • What is the optimal angle in a javelin throw?
  • What is the best way to kick a football so that it gets inside the goal?
  • What is the effective way of breathing to run for a longer duration?
  • Which baton twirls fastest, short, medium, or long? And why?
  • Which brand of sneakers generates the most friction on a gym floor?
  • Does temperature affect tennis court and pitches?
  • Which is the season to play outdoor sports?
  • How does the temperature affect performance of a sportsman?
  • At what angel does a ball spin better?
  • What effect does sleep have on a sportsman performance?
  • How does exercise help in reducing stress levels?
Science fair projects are an opportunity for both parents and teachers to take teaching the topic differently. A little help and encouragement is all that they need to complete the assignment. Doing a project helps children in retaining the information is a far better way than just reading the theory. The understanding can be seen through their presentations at fairs. The other important lesson learned is respect for deadlines and team work. It teaches a child, at a very young age, to be a team player and a leader as the situation demands. It is at this junction, that nascent life skills are honed for a lifetime!