Science of NFL Football: Newton's Second Law of Motion

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Newton would have been a great football coach. A 10-part video series examines several physics topics through a football lens. Using Newton's Second Law of Motion, individuals learn how force applies to kicking a football.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the video with a lab investigation of Newton's Second Law
  • Record vocabulary and examples in a graphic organizer
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a fundamental understanding of force, mass, and acceleration
  • Fourth lesson in the series
Pros

  • Uses different camera angles to highlight different aspects of physics
  • Includes actual NFL players and plays in the analysis
Cons

  • None