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An Engineer's Guide to Sports

Test your problem solving abilities by looking at the key physics concepts of your favorite sports
Ian Nelson
2483 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 7 learners
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year olds
learners per class

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Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
50 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Over the course of four weeks, students will grow in their abilities to:
-- Critically analyze innovations in a specific context
-- Engage in engineering discussion designed to identify the most important parts of a given problem
-- Use technical analysis to evaluate the merits of diverse solutions
-- Identify impacts of a particular engineering solution
I am a mechanical engineer and engineering educator with considerable experience in facilitating discussions on complex engineering topics. 
Each week, learners will work on developing a design challenge during our class. In between classes, they should continue to develop their ideas by making a basic prototype from home makerspace materials (cardboard, hot glue, recyclables, building toys, etc).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will be working collaboratively during class to find solutions to a realistic engineering scenario in an interactive discussion, providing ample opportunities for informal assessment.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class is designed for mathematically capable, scientifically curious kids as we do explore the physics behind various sports. Learners should have exposure to interpreting variables in equations to solve for the unknown and be comfortable evaluating problems that use equations like F = ma and d = m/v. When a sport requires more advanced mathematical analysis, I will lead students through the process so that we get to the critically relevant information. 


Ian Nelson
Lives in the United States
Engineer Extraordinaire and Facilitator of Ian Genuity's Engineering Adventures
2483 total reviews
2298 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm an engineer committed to giving students amazing experiences in math, science, and engineering. I believe that learning happens when kids ask questions and explore their interests. I look forward to helping your kids leverage their... 
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