Daily questions, brainbusters, warm-ups, whatever you call it, the first few minutes of class sets the tone for the rest of the day. Here you will find popular video clips on a variety of topics, all intended to get your students excited about science.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Parkour and friction
The students love these videos. Parkour is a popular form of urban sport where a person must get from one point to another in a creative and fast manner. Whenever I show the Parkour video I also show the fails video. The professionals make it look so easy, the fails bring kids back to reality and I think it is less likely for students to Parkour down the hallways and stairs. The music is very hip hop and may not be appropriate for everyone, you may want to mute it. As always with You Tube, you need to check the area around the video for inappropriate ads.
Daily question: What are the four types of friction? What type of friction do the runners use to stay on the walls or bars? During the fails video what the of friction is causing the injuries?