Thinking on your feet: Football and physics

This resource was developed in collaboration with Arsenal Football Club and explores eight physics activities linked to the beautiful game. 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.

Physics and football

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

To request the printed publications please send us your name and school/college address. Email with “Football and physics” in the subject line.

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