This Blob Jump activity & project also includes:
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.
- Have pupils write a quadratic function for both the first and second person
- Incorporate vectors to describe the magnitude and direction of the motion
- Requires experience with dropped and thrown objects (projectile motion)
- Incorporates an intriguing video that draws the attention of pupils
- Provides additional or alternative questions to continue the analysis
- Does not include the necessary measurement to answer the question; you must conduct research to find the beginning measurements