Just For Kicks
In this activity, students will compare two forces of energy on the motion, velocity, and direction of an
object. Students will examine how the collision of a moving object with another object causes the object
to change direction.
Push, Pull, Speed, Direction
Real World Science Topics:
- An evaluation of the force created when kicking as compared with pushing the object
- An examination of the ability to control direction of a moving object using different parts of the body
(hands as compared with feet)
- A evaluation of the ability to change the direction of a moving object by colliding it with another object
(stationary and moving)
After completing this activity, students should be able to explain the strengths of forces created when
pushing an object using two different methods. They will be able to share strategies on controlling the
direction of a moving object and the ability to strike a target. They will describe how an object changes
direction when colliding with another object.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 1
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