Tomorrow is the final day of the Science Bloggers for Students fundraising challenge at Donors Choose. Thank you, guys, for helping me raise $461 which will hopefully be doubled by HP some time this week! One of the projects, Rockin Earth, has only $176 left to go! Please, VatulBlog readers, let’s be responsible for the kids of Jacksonville, North Carolina acquiring a decent mineral testing kit. Just one more day and a beleaguered teacher will thank you from the bottom of her heart.
Why should you help kids learn science? So that they appreciate football, of course! Scientific American reports:
In partnership with the National Science Foundation and the National Football League, NBC Learn has created 10 videos that explore several concepts:
* Newton’s three laws of motion
* The Pythagorean theorem
* Projectile motion
* Geometric shapes
* Hydration and nutrition
All this week, we’ll be providing additional stories that take the concepts explored in the video further.
Remember those awful word problems in which a dude has to swim across a river flowing at a certain velocity, so how far upstream does said dude have to start, given his own speed, in order to reach a specific point on the opposite bank? In What Are Vectors, and How Are They Used? “you see that quarterbacks must account for their own motion when throwing a pass.” Explains Jay Cutler. Sorry, was that out loud?
And yet, I don’t think angular momentum and torque can explain the big blond FABUlousness that is my very own defensive linebacker, Clay Matthews. Especially against the Cowboys.
Hey, any excuse to
talk Packer football raise money for science.