Soccer may be a rich resource for a science fair project. It's a subject that many kids involved in youth soccer leagues are likely to be hooked in to, and it's chock-full of opportunities to demonstrate scientific concepts in physics and geometry within soccer projects for school.
Plus, it's an opportunity to try to do some active project work. There are many ways to approach a soccer science fair project involving different levels of the knowledge domain.
Measuring Inflation Rates
Soccer ball manufacturers always recommend that their products be inflated to a specific pressure. Your project can investigate why that's and what happens when the ball is over-or under-inflated.
There are a couple of alternative ways to try to do this, but one among the only is to possess an assistant stand on a chair, drop the ball onto a harsh surface, and then measure the bounce you get. You'll do that either with a yardstick or by video. Then, compare the bounce of differently inflated balls.
Forces on the Ball
This experiment investigates the consequences of weight, lift and drag on bodies of various sizes. The trick of the investigation is to seek out how to exert an equivalent force on each ball. Just kicking it's not precise enough because you won't be ready to kick exactly as hard whenever. A fun part of your project is often constructing an easy catapult or kicking machine which will deliver a more consistent force. Make measurements of your time and distance with different sizes of balls.
The Geometry of Goal Scoring
Your project will look at how the shooter's angle to the goal affects the accuracy of the kick. Mark off about one-third of the goalmouth with something sort of a bucket or cone. Kick into this smaller area straight on and record your success rate over several kicks. Then move the angle of your lift successively to every side and record your results.
A science fair project supported the consequences of various sorts of turf on the bounciness of the ball studies the physics and energy of the ball. Find three types of turf where you'll perform your experiment. Select a field that's planted with Kentucky bluegrass, one with Bermuda grass, and one that has artificial turf.
Write a hypothesis on which turf you think that the ball is going to be the bounciest on. You'll get to consider the energy of your ball when forming your hypothesis. You'll be dropping your ball from six feet above the turf. When the ball drops, the P.E. converts to K.E. After the ball hits the turf, the ball deforms upon impact.
Study the connection between atmospheric pressure and the way for a ball travels. Write a hypothesis together with your opinion of what the optimum atmospheric pressure for a ball is. The atmospheric pressure affects the ball due to the number of air molecules inside. When there are more air molecules inside the ball, the strain on the wall of the ball increases.