The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project

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Explore the relationship between sports and physics in a cross-curricular lesson. Middle and high schoolers prepare a multimedia presentation based on a chosen sport. They answer five physics vocabulary questions about how the laws of physics apply to their sport. Then, they prepare a rough draft and storyboard, followed by a technology presentation that illustrates how the physics concepts relate to their sport.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect between physics, physical education, and language arts
Pros

  • An excellent way to bring research to multiple subjects
  • Appeals to sports fans and science enthusiasts alike
Cons

  • None
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