Winter Olympics: Biathlon

Standards RI.5.10
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Kids read about the sport of biathlon, one of the most popular televised winter sports in Europe, and gain an appreciation for the skills involved by studying the math and physics behind the sport! This cool 2-page worksheet helps curious kids gain some insight into bullet physics, including trajectory (horizonal motion is independent from vertical motion), with a cool demonstration that uses index cards and coins. They'll also quantify the margin of error for hitting the tiny targets used in biathlon by using a protractor and a laser pointer.

Winter Olympics Fifth Grade Physical Science Worksheets: Winter Olympics: Biathlon
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