The Science Behind Gronking- Student Activity

§ January 25th, 2012 § Filed under Current Events, High School, Math, Middle School, Science § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

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

 

 

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