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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sport Science - The Physics of Archery

I trained in archery at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California as a teenager and have three friends that competed in the Olympics in archery in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008. Therefore, archery is the Olympic Games event that I will be watching the closest this summer. ESPN Sport Science has released a new episode featuring the current top ranked archer in the world. The video does a nice job of explaining the physics and mathematics of archery. The video also gives a brief mention to the bio-mechanics of archery. Watch the video below.


Applications for Education
I know of some schools that have an archery component in their physical education courses. Sport Science: Archery could be a good video to use to connect physical education with mathematics and science. 

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