# By: ky Schlosberg. question Which bat will hit the ball farther? Wood or aluminum.

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By: ky Schlosberg

question Which bat will hit the ball farther? Wood or aluminum.

hypothesis My hypothesis is that the aluminum bat will hit farther, because the aluminum bat is hollow and the wood bat isn’t. And it pops more off a bat that is hollow than not.

Research The Wood bat was invented some where in the late 1800’s. At first they were all different shapes and sizes, then in 1859 a rule was made that bats could only have 2.5 inches in diameter. The aluminum bat was first patented in 1924 by William Shroyer. This idea supposividly came to him when there was a lot of splintering of the wooden bats.

Design of experiment control: I will use the same amount force when I hit the ball with both bats. Variable: I will use a different kinds of bat. The wind and height of the tee are also variables.

the experiment wood aluminum Here is me conducting my experiment…

results Wood 119/25206.68 Aluminum 121/25229.76 Wood 222/25224.4 Aluminum 222/25230.84 BatGood hitsAvg. distance

BATWOOD 1ALUM 1WOOD 2ALUM 2 HIT 1153198167163 HIT 2158205199194 HIT 3176235222200 HIT 4215247240191 HIT 5214248240200 HIT 6201238 220 HIT 7220232220223 HIT 8220232215244 HIT 9238253208246 HIT 10242256249250 HIT 11237255251260 HIT 12220254250252 HIT 13200256 255 HIT 14201255239250 HIT 15202253230253 HIT 16210218225254 HIT 17197237224246 HIT 18198239217281 HIT 19213215211260 HIT 20220208235231 HIT 21215197229225 HIT 22212189228223 HIT 23205195217222 HIT 24199215 220 HIT 25201214185208 TOTAL5167574456105771 AVERAGE206.68229.76224.4230.84 data

conclusion My hypothesis was correct. The aluminum bat hit better than the wood bat. I can conclude this because I had better distance and good hits with the aluminum bat, compared to the wood bat. So, aluminum bats hits better than wood bat. Therefore the aluminum bat wins! The End

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