My Summer on the Feild

By: Anna Rost 4th Hour Science

Summer Fun!

This summer I played soccer at Asko Nobel park with my soccer team. We played soccer in June and July. My mom and dad took me to every practice and game. I love soccer and hope to keep playing in the future!

The science of it

Newton's first law

Newton's first law states that "any object at rest, will tend to stay at rest, and any object in motion, will tend to stay in motion unless acted on by an unbalanced force." This has to do with soccer because when people kick the ball that counts as an unbalanced force. Soccer players use the muscles in their body to creat a force to move the ball. When I play soccer I kick the ball a lot and sometimes people get in front of the ball and it stops and goes a different way. The ball can stop or go a different way because the other players foot or body is an unbalanced force.

Newtons second law

This second law states that "The change in velocity (acceleration) with which an object moves is directly proportional to the magnitude of the force applied to the object and inversely proportional to the mass of the object." You can control the balls acceleration by applying more force for more acceleration or less force for less acceleration. If the ball has more mass it will take more force to accelerate. If it has less mass it will take less force to accelerate. If you want the ball to go far apply more force. If you don't want it to go far than apply less force.

Look at me!

I wonder....

I wonder how many muscles it takes to kick the ball?

I wonder how much energy you use to kick the ball?

I wonder how much friction there is when you kick the ball?

I wonder if you kick the ball with different parts of your foot if it would make the ball go higher, slower, faster, or lower?

I wonder if you run faster and kick the ball, it will be a better kick?

I wonder how to get the most accurate aim possible when you kick the ball?