Giving physics a sporting chance

IRESON, G.P., 2005. Giving physics a sporting chance. School Science Review, 86 (317), pp. 57-63.

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Abstract

Pupils in school often see little relevance to the science, particularly physics, that they study. This paper sets out a rationale for developing an understanding of physics through the medium of sport. Pupils in the 14-16 age can follow the tennis racket example either as an investigation or simply as part of their study of energy, especially gravitational potential and kinetic energy, whilst the more able or post-16 students can extend this to coefficient of restitution. Post-16 students can also study the Magnus effect, from the Bunsen burner to the free kick via ships’ rotors.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: School Science Review
Creators: Ireson, G.P.
Publisher: Association for Science Education (ASE)
Date: 2005
Volume: 86
Number: 317
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:20
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:30
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11449

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