The first golf balls were made of wood and would only last for a few games. Modern golf balls last a lot longer but they don't float. The presentation provides the directions for a lab to determine the minimum amount of salt needed to make a modern golf ball float. It includes discussion points before the lab, the entire lab, as well as discussion questions and an two extension activities.
- Include this lab during a unit on measurement, specifically covering density
- Discuss why golf ball manufacturers don't make golf balls that float
- Lab could be used at the middle school level as well
- Includes notes to help teachers with the last slide
- Contains teacher notes on most slides to prompt discussion
- Great application of density in the real world