Title

Comparing the splatter rates of low grade, mid grade, and high grade paintballs while being shot from a paintball marker

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physics

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to identity whether low grade, mid grade, or high grade paintballs were more effective in bursting upon impact after being shot from a paintball marker. It was hypothesized that if low grade, mid grade, and high grade paintballs were all being shot from the same paintball marker, then the high grade paintball would be most effective in causing a burst upon impact. Three types of paintballs were shot from a paintball marker and it caused a force output to result. The results of this experiment were collected by using a force plate and vernier labpro. The null hypothesis of the paintballs having the same force output was rejected (F(2,297)=3.33, p=0.037). This indicates that the variables of mid grade and high grade were statistically significant compared to one another. Tukey post test showed that the mid and high grade paintballs are statistically different from one another which shows the high grade has a higher force output than the mid grade.

Start Date

4-11-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 9:45 AM

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Apr 11th, 9:30 AM Apr 11th, 9:45 AM

Comparing the splatter rates of low grade, mid grade, and high grade paintballs while being shot from a paintball marker

The purpose of this experiment was to identity whether low grade, mid grade, or high grade paintballs were more effective in bursting upon impact after being shot from a paintball marker. It was hypothesized that if low grade, mid grade, and high grade paintballs were all being shot from the same paintball marker, then the high grade paintball would be most effective in causing a burst upon impact. Three types of paintballs were shot from a paintball marker and it caused a force output to result. The results of this experiment were collected by using a force plate and vernier labpro. The null hypothesis of the paintballs having the same force output was rejected (F(2,297)=3.33, p=0.037). This indicates that the variables of mid grade and high grade were statistically significant compared to one another. Tukey post test showed that the mid and high grade paintballs are statistically different from one another which shows the high grade has a higher force output than the mid grade.