Game Day STEM – Spin
If you’ve ever wondered how pitchers are able to throw wicked curve balls or soccer players are able to “bend it like Beckham” then today’s lesson will help solve the mystery! Today students were able to learn & explore the Magnus Effect – the cool physics phenomenon behind these “mind-bending” sports feats. In class students practiced applying this technique and analyzing the difference the additional spin had on how their projectile’s trajectory.
At Home: Ask your camper to demonstrate the magnus effect.