Maths
Physics
Science Super Hero
Author
Tristan Foster; Tavistock College
Target Group
12-14 year old children
Brief Description
How to Motivate Boys into Science Superhero

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Although Spider-man is stronger than a normal man, his muscles and ligaments would not survive a sudden catch when falling unless the web is slightly elastic....

         Mass x Velocity = Force x Time.

When any object is moving it has momentum, the faster it goes and the bigger it is the more momentum it has. To stop an object it takes a force acting over a period of time. The longer the time you have to stop an object the less force you need.

 


If Spider-man’s web is not elastic it will be a very abrupt stop (short time), which means a massive force acting on him to stop his fall

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