The Science Behind Bowling

    Investigate the physics that makes a difference between a strike, a spare, and a gutter ball. Explore the sport and science of bowling through the lens of Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. We look at important terms such as friction, force, gravity, mass, momentum, inertia, and velocity and see how they play out as the bowling ball is released and tracks down the lane to contact with the pins. We investigate how bowling technology utilizes the science of physics to enhance the success of both the recreational bowler and the professional. And as, always, we incorporate audience questions throughout the program. To obtain more details about the program including related curriculum standards, program objectives and agenda, pre and post program learning activities, and additional video and web resources related to the program, click on the Educational Material tab.