Does Height Matter in Sports?

Are all gymnasts short and all basketball players tall? The comparison of strength and height does benefit some sports. A sporty video as part of a larger series on physics introduces allometry and the application to sports and medicine. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Graph the heights of athletes at your school in various sports
  • Research the applications for allometry not mentioned in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses imperial measurement rather than standard scientific units
Pros

  • Relates math, science, and sports
  • Includes subtitles in English and Spanish for visual learners
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classrooms
Cons

  • None