Mini Golf Physics

Mini Golf Physics
Imagine going to a mini golf course, but where you can use golf balls of lead or aluminum or try a course made of velvet or glass. Try different courses where you can explore principles of kinematics in physics, like exploring the effects of a force on different masses and the corresponding acceleration. Try other courses to observe the effects of contact and non-contact forces on the ball as you try to get it into the hole with as few strokes as possible.

Curricular Connections

Grade 4 - Energy: How can forces affect objects at a distance?
Grade 6 - Energy: In what ways can interactions lead to physical change?
Science 7 - Unit D: Structures & Forces
Science 10 - Energy Flow in Technological Systems


Critical Thinking