Tennis Anyone?

This Tennis Anyone? lesson plan also includes:

After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering reflection questions. Each team's top six scores are added together for a competitive component. This would be a fun challenge for your STEM or engineering design curriculum. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Hands-on activity fosters cooperation and innovative thinking
  • Using a sport-related product increases interest
  • Incorporating reading assignment helps increase scientific literacy
Cons

  • None