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Teaching Football and Physics

Enrichment Activity for 11-14

This resource explores eight physics activities linked to the beautiful game, and was developed in collaboration with Arsenal Football Club. Four schools have trialled the activities as part of the Physics F.C. project, supported by a grant from John Lyon’s Charity.

Each session is split into two halves of 45 minutes – just like a football match. The first 45 minutes is spent in the classroom, looking at a football idea and then doing a student practical activity that gives insight into what happens on the pitch. The second half of the session applies these ideas to actual football activities.

The resource is split into a teacher’s handbook and a coaching manual:

Additional supporting resources:

IOP DOMAINS Physics CPD programme

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