27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Phootball Physics: The Science of Soccer!

Not scheduled
CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track E - Physics Education


Mr Derek Fish (Unizul Science Centre)


With the World Cup Soccer the biggest talking point of this year, how can we use it to popularise Physics? This show, developed for Sci-Bono Science Centre in Johannesburg, does just that. Investigating the design of the new "Jabulani" soccer ball, how Beckham manages to "bend it" and why peripheral vision is important for passing, it suggests exciting ways to present practical Physics. The Science of Soccer exhibits developed alongside the show will also be presented and evaluated. The presenter has been popularsising Physics with exciting shows for over 20 years and will share his experiences.

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Mr Derek Fish (Unizul Science Centre)

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