# Does air pressure affect a soccer ball?

August 1, 2020 Off By idswater

## Does air pressure affect a soccer ball?

The amount of air or air pressure in a soccer ball effects how far the ball will travel when struck by the same force. The higher air pressure that is put into a soccer ball improves the ball’s rebound off the foot of a player. More energy is transferred to a “stiff” ball in an elastic collision.

## How might the amount of air in a football affect the number you give it?

The air pressure within a football can play a much greater role if the ball is not inflated to the recommended levels. However, the effect of the air pressure varies depending on how much the ball is deflated. This pressure can influence the distance of the kick, and the height of the bounce of the ball during a game.

## How does temperature affect air pressure in a football?

For inflated balls, the temperature can change the air pressure inside the ball giving an over inflated effect if it was warmed, or and under inflated effect if it was cold. The amount of air pressure then is directly proportional to the temperature of the air inside.

## Why do soccer balls lose air?

Soccer balls lose air pressure over time. Sometimes over a few days (soccer balls that use butyl bladders keep air pressure longer than balls that use latex bladders). Before you first inflate a soccer ball, place a couple drops of silicone oil or silicone lubricant spray or glycerin oil into the valve.

## How do you tell if a football is properly inflated?

Footballs used in the NFL are inflated to 13 psi, but a proper range can fall between 12.5 and 13.5 psi, according to Wilson Sporting Goods. A football shouldn’t be squeezable, it should be taut and firm, but not hard.

## Why do balls lose air in cold weather?

As the temperature decreases, gas molecules contract and move around more slowly with less energy. Thus, lower pressure leads to a lower bounce of the ball. That’s why a fully-inflated ball might appear deflated if the temperature drops dramatically.

## How much does a good soccer ball cost?

HOW MUCH DO SOCCER BALLS COST

BALL CATEGORY SOCCER BALL PRICE
BARGAIN \$5-15
GOOD QUALITY \$15-\$40
HIGH QUALITY \$35-125

## How does air pressure affect the distance of a soccer ball?

Thank you for your input. This soccer science fair project serves to acquaint students with basic information on how the amount of air in a soccer ball can affect the distance it travels when kicked with a consistent force. The greater the air pressure in the ball, the farther it will travel when a force is applied.

## How to calculate air pressure in soccer science fair?

Gather all your materials. Select a helper (another student or a parent) to assist you in gathering the data. Use the gym floor tape and mark the path along which you will kick the ball. Select three air pressure levels for the ball, designating them as low, medium and high.

## What happens to the gas in a ball when it is kicked?

Elasticity enables an object to release energy that is received during a collision. This is called an elastic collision. When the ball is kicked, the gas within the ball compresses and then expands, and some heat and sound will also be generated.

Thank you for your input. This soccer science fair project serves to acquaint students with basic information on how the amount of air in a soccer ball can affect the distance it travels when kicked with a consistent force. The greater the air pressure in the ball, the farther it will travel when a force is applied.

## How does the temperature affect the pressure of a football?

The Outdoor Temperature Effect. Although both the air in the ball and outside the ball dropped from about 72 to 48 degrees during the game, the colder temperature would not affect the pressure of the outdoor air the same way it would the air inside the ball, because the indoor and outdoor air at the stadium are not closed systems.

## How does elevation affect the feel of a football?

The Effect of Elevation. Atmospheric pressure varies considerably with elevation. But because ball pressure is measured at 13 psi relative to atmospheric pressure, elevation has no effect whatsoever on the feel of a football or its pressure measurement while it is at constant temperature and elevation.

## Can a rubbed down football increase in pressure?

Bill Belichick has stated that their tests showed that a rubbed down ball can increase in pressure by 1 psi. Although Bill Nye disputed that possibility, we have been able to confirm it in our own test. Vigorous friction on a football can make it warm to the touch, and heat the air inside enough to account for…