Field Tactics

  • What skills do soccer players need in order to pass a ball around the field?
  • Which force(s) makes the ball move?
  • How does a player make the ball stop?

Build Your Player

  • Use the pictures on pages 2 –3 in the building instructions book for inspiration.
  • Your model must:
    • Use a mechanism to push a ball along a flat surface
    • Be able to catch a ball from another player

Try it out!

  • Test out your ball mover and catcher.

Game On...

  • Place your models on the floor and use them to pass the ball from one side of the classroom to the other.

What did you see?

  • Which forces did you observe?
  • Was there a pattern?