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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Science of American Football

Later this week after eating the Thanksgiving turkey many Americans will sit down to nap in front of watch football games. Your students could be some of millions watching those games. Before Thanksgiving arrives take a look at Science of NFL Football from NBC Learn. The Science of NFL Football is a series of ten videos from NBC Learn explaining and demonstrating math and science concepts as they relate to football.

The list of topics covered in the Science of NFL Football includes Torque & Center of Mass, Pythagorean Theorem, Geometric Shapes, Projectile Motion & Parabolas, Vectors, Kinematics, Nutrition, and Newton's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Laws of Motion.

Applications for Education
Every video in the Science of NFL Football is accompanied by a lesson plan appropriate for use in middle school classrooms. Click here to take a look at the lesson about Newton's 3rd Law.