A project of the Afterschool Alliance

The Physics of Mini-Golf

In honor of Lights On Afterschool, the High Desert Leapin’ Lizards afterschool program hosted an event highlighting the physics of mini-golf. The afterschool program cycles through ten STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) units each year, and the Lights On celebration served as the culminating event for the physics unit. Students built their own mini-golf holes, and then the young golfers played the game while learning about forces, friction and Newton’s Laws. Events were held at each of the Leapin’ Lizards’ three school sites on October 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, with approximately 200 guests.