Friday, December 17, 2010

The Science of Football (American Football)

This summer I shared some resources for teaching science and math through baseball and skateboarding. This evening I'd like to pass along a resource, found on Kristen Swanson's blog,  for teaching math and science through football. The Science of Football is a series of ten videos from NBC Learn explaining and demonstrating math and science concepts as they relate to football.

Applications for Education
The Science of Football could be a good way to get students who enjoy sports, but don't necessarily enjoy math and science, interested in learning math and science. Lessonopoly offers lesson plans corresponding to each video to support your use of the videos in your classroom.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Science of Skateboarding, Bicycling, and More
Sport Science - The Science of Homeruns
Plus Maths Challenging Math Puzzles