Try these four football-themed science projects to tie in with the Super Bowl.

Drawn diagram of a catapult launching a toy football through a cardboard goalpost

Four Football Science Projects for Super Bowl Week

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up! The New England Patriots will face the Los Angeles Rams for Super Bowl LIII on February 3, 2019. The science behind perfect spirals and successful field goals is something students can talk about and explore in advance of the big game.

The following science projects help connect student interest in football to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

  1. Football Field Goals: Going the Distance
  2. Field Goal! The Science Behind a Perfect Football Kick
  3. How Far Can You Throw (or Kick) a Ball?
  4. Measuring Concussion Risk in Football and Other Contact Sports

Making Connections

Sports fans can explore science related to other favorite sports in Sports Science projects from Science Buddies. With the Ping Pong Catapult Kit, students can do multiple science experiments, including projects about football and baseball.


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