Blob Jump

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of the blob, that reaction is a trip several feet in the air! Learners begin by watching the world-record blob jump. They then analyze the flight of the person using a quadratic model.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils write a quadratic function for both the first and second person
  • Incorporate vectors to describe the magnitude and direction of the motion
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires experience with dropped and thrown objects (projectile motion)
Pros

  • Incorporates an intriguing video that draws the attention of pupils
  • Provides additional or alternative questions to continue the analysis
Cons

  • Does not include the necessary measurement to answer the question; you must conduct research to find the beginning measurements
Common Core