In an earlier Science NetLinks Educator Blog post, we wrote about a partnership between the National Hockey League and the National Science Foundation that created video resources on the science of ice hockey. And then today I came across this article in Popular Mechanic called The Anatomy of a Free Throw. It certainly looks like it could used to spark discussion in a physics class. It could even lend itself to a little hands-on demonstration in which students could try to apply what they have learned to their own free throw techniques.
Do you ever use sports as a context for teaching STEM? Please share any resources or ideas that you might have.