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Projectile Motion in Football

Grade Level Grades 3-8
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at the science of projectile motion and parabolas with the help of former NFL punter Craig Hentrich. NSF-funded scientists Jim Gates from the University of Maryland and John Ziegert of Clemson University, and NSF-funded mathematician Rhonda Hughes from Bryn Mawr College, explain the significance of vertical and horizontal velocity on the trajectory every time an NFL punter kicks a football into the sky. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

Standards

Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

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1 Review
The video links are engaging and can be used in a variety of ways. Science, math and writing integration is accessible.
grahamparadis
July 09, 2018