What does a tennis match look like in a microgravity environment? The installment of the STEM on Station series gives pupils a firsthand look at motion in that special environment. The compelling video shows how astronauts use momentum and inertia to their advantage while they compete in the first-ever tennis match in space.
- Incorporate the video during a unit on Newton's Laws of Motion
- Use vectors to describe the specific motion of the tennis ball at specific times and make calculations with video analysis
- Consider monitoring YouTube comments if making available for independent viewing
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- Includes real footage from the International Space Station
- Uses humor and a fun environment to add interest