Swish! What a great sound when you hit the perfect shot and get nothing but net. Here's a project to get you thinking about how you can make that perfect shot more often.
The goal of this project is to determine if the ball's starting position for shooting a basketball affects a player's shooting percentage. In this project, you'll measure shooting percentage when players shoot baskets from chest height, chin height, and over the head.
Andrew Olson, Ph.D., Science Buddies
The idea for this project came from this DragonflyTV Podcast:
- TPT, 2006. "Basketball by Jai and Jonathan," DragonflyTV, Twin Cities Public Television http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/show/basketball.html.
What position affects the shooting percentage?
Does the ball affect the shooting percentage?
Does different height of shooting affect the shooting percentage?
Does different parts of the court count for different shooting percentage?
"Wikipedia." Wikipedia. N.p., 09 Jul 2013. Web. 9 Jul 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_goal_percentage>.