by Paul Wilson, West High School

Modified by Shelby Hoskins

A Webquest that Explores the Quadratic Equation, The Quadratic Formula, and Their Application Towards Physics in Terms of Football.

Introduction

 

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It's amazing how strong athletes have become in today's sports. Quarterbacks in the NFL can throw a football up to 70 yards. Have you wondered how this is possible? 

In this webquest you will explore physics trajectory and see the beauty and elegance of applied algebra in solving trajectory problems.  After completing it you will be able to calculate the initial velocity of a thrown object by applying basic algebra concepts.