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When Patriots star Rob Gronkowsi “Gronk Spikes” a football after touchdowns, it has more force than a hockey slap shot. Students can learn the science behind Gronking, and compare their spikes with Gronkowski’s using this activity from the sports section of the Boston Herald.
First read the story Rob Gronkowski’s TD ritual becomes a fan phenomenon to find out how Gronking began and how popular it has become. Then students can use the MIT developed formula below to calculate their own spike.
Image by Boston Herald
Yesterday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 83 years old. While he is no longer with us, his dream lives on. Check out today’s story in the Boston Herald Throng’s Reflect on Kings Dream to find out how people are honoring Dr. King this year.
Students can also learn about Dr. King’s history and legacy with the new guide Celebrate Black History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NIE teachers can download the guide from our Curriculum Page.
Attention NIE Teachers– Print newspaper delivery will be suspended for Monday, January 16 in observance of the holiday. Delivery will resume on Tuesday, January 17. The online Smart Edition will be available during the holiday.