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Idea Bank: Vectors on the Basketball Court

The Science Teacher—March 2010

An Idea Bank published in the April/May 2009 issue of The Science Teacher describes an experiential physics lesson on vectors and vector addition (Brown 2009). Like its football predecessor, the basketball-based investigation presented in this Idea Bank addresses National Science Education Standards Content B, Physical Science, 9–12 (NRC 1996) and Math Standard GEO 9–12 (NCTM 2000). Through this activity, students partake in a life-size learning experience with measurements and vectors.
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