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Speed / velocity football lesson

Discussion in 'Science' started by Breechybaby, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Breechybaby

    Breechybaby New commenter

    I thought I might be able to inspire my year 10 boys to calculate speed/ velocity/ acceleration etc using a clip of football with a high profile player zipping about the pitch. Does anyone have any resources on this already that they would be so kind as to share?
    Many thanks
  2. mrman

    mrman New commenter

  3. mrman

    mrman New commenter

  4. rich_hodgetts

    rich_hodgetts New commenter


    I have no resources but you could give the class a diagram of a football pitch with a scale matching the dimensions of the pitch printed across the length and width. You could then show them a clip (long goal kicks would be easiest), get them to plot on the 'pitch' where the ball was kicked from and to using this to estimate horizontal distance. If you then use the clip to get the time of flight you should be able to calculate the horizontal speed.


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