Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Hooked on Science - Bowling Ball Nose-Basher

hooked science 300KENTUCKY (8/13/13) - It’s something we use at the bowling alley, but have you ever considered using a bowling ball for an experiment that will encourage you to trust science.
 
INGREDIENTS
• 10 Pound Bowling Ball
• String

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Securely attach the string to the 10 pound bowling ball.
STEP 2: Securely attached the string, with the bowling ball, to the ceiling.
STEP 3: Pull the 10 pound bowling ball to your nose. Let go! DO NOT push the 10 pound bowling ball, just let go. DO NOT move forward, stand still. If you push the10 pound bowling ball or move forward the 10 pound bowling ball could hit you in the face, causing injury.
 
EXPLANATION
The swinging 10 pound bowling ball demonstrates the conservation of energy. The total amount of energy the 10 pound bowling ball has, stays the same, until you do something to change this energy. You can change the amount of energy by pushing the 10 pound bowling ball. This would cause the 10 pound bowling ball to hit you in the face. Potential energy or stored energy is at its greatest when you are holding the 10 pound bowling ball to your nose. Once you let go, potential energy changes to kinetic energy, or energy in motion. Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

Jason Lindsey
Hooked on Science

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Goodfellows Club Hosts Annual Tennis Tournament

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/30/14) — The Goodfellows Club of Owensboro hosted its 12th Annual Goodfellows Club/Luke Woodward… Read More

2014 RiverArtes Exhibition

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/31/14) — RIVERARTES, an exhibition of 75 works of public art by sculptors of national and regional… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 28, 2014 3391

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 30, 2014 3275

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg as Part of…

in Top Stories by GPD Officer Wes Miller
July 30, 2014 3160

UPDATE: Waide Responds to Allegations of…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 28, 2014 2974

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2501

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 3391

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2974

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2501

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1710

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree
July 28, 2014 1704

Madisonville Man Arrested for Assault,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 1172

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 1032

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 907

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 29, 2014 728

Happenings and Meetings - Daviess County

in News by Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
July 28, 2014 444

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 30, 2014 3275

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg as Part of…

in Top Stories by GPD Officer Wes Miller
July 30, 2014 2190

UPDATE: Muhlenberg Man, Woman Arrested in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 28, 2014 1426

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 29, 2014 1344

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1334

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03