Get a Kick out of Physics: Using the art of Tae Kwon Do to interest students in Physics

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Catherine E. Matthews, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Tae Kwon Do, the Korean martial art, literally translates to mean the way of the hand and foot. Educators can use some of the hyungs (forms and patterns) of this martial art to explain to students a fundamental and integral physics equation —f = ma (force = mass x acceleration)—in an interesting and exciting way.

Additional Information

The Science Teacher, 64 (9), 34 - 36
Language: English
Date: 1997
Tae Kwon Do, Teaching physics

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