Science at Work in Football (Benchmark Rockets) by Richard Hantula

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FIND OUT MORE Move That Ball! BOOKS Biskup, Agnieszka. Football: How It Works. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2010. Gifford, Clive. Football. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2010. Jacobs, Greg. Everything Kids’ Football Book, 2nd edition. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2010. Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia Silverstein, and Laura Silverstein Nunn. Forces and Motion. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2009. Sohn, Emily. A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2007.

Friction: A force resisting the movement of an object across a surface. gravity: A force that pulls objects toward the center of Earth. impulse: Something that changes the momentum of an object. As a measurement, it equals the force applied to the object multiplied by the time during which that force is applied. inertia: The tendency of an object to resist being accelerated. A force has to be applied in order to put into motion an object that is at rest or to change the velocity of an object that is moving.

Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2010. Gifford, Clive. Football. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2010. Jacobs, Greg. Everything Kids’ Football Book, 2nd edition. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2010. Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia Silverstein, and Laura Silverstein Nunn. Forces and Motion. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2009. Sohn, Emily. A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2007. htm Part of the Howstuffworks website, this webpage ge talks about some of the ways physics plays a key role in football.

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