Education Technology

Science TODAY™ - Clearing the Bar

Published on 03/11/2005

Activity Overview

Students will explore the effects of two critical physical factors on potential success in the pole vault event in track and field.

Key Steps

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    Women are shorter with a lower center of gravity. What difference does this make in pole vaulting?









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    If students are willing to sprint and be timed, their possible pole vault height is calculated with a formula, so that females can be compared with males.









    Note: TODAY is a trademark of USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.