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The Science Behind Gronking- Student Activity

§ January 25th, 2012 § Filed under Current Events, High School, Math, Middle School, Science § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

When Patriots star Rob Gronkowsi "Gronk Spikes" a football after touchdowns, it has more force than a hockey slap shot. Students can learn the science behind Gronking, and compare their spikes with Gronkowski's using this activity from the sports section of the Boston Herald.

First read the story Rob Gronkowski’s TD ritual becomes a fan phenomenon to find out how Gronking began and how popular it has become. Then students can use the MIT developed formula below to calculate their own spike.

Image by Boston Herald



Two Resources to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

§ January 16th, 2012 § Filed under Current Events, High School, History, Middle School § No Comments

Yesterday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 83 years old. While he is no longer with us, his dream lives on. Check out today’s story in the Boston Herald Throng’s Reflect on Kings Dream to find out how people are honoring Dr. King this year.

Students can also learn about Dr. King’s history and legacy with the new guide Celebrate Black History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NIE teachers can download the guide from our Curriculum Page.


Print Delivery Cancelled January 16

§ January 12th, 2012 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Attention NIE Teachers-- Print newspaper delivery will be suspended for Monday, January 16 in observance of the holiday. Delivery will resume on Tuesday, January 17. The online Smart Edition will be available during the holiday.