Physical Science

Unit 1: Energy and Motion

Shoe tread brochure

Project Type: Technology
Examine, sketch, or do rubbings of a variety of soles of shoes. Research and then draw conclusions about how the different treads affect the friction between the shoe and the ground. Create a brochure showing five different shoe treads with an explanation about how each type of sole might suit a shoe to a particular activity or environmental condition. Analyze how today's technology has made advancements in shoe design, sports, and safety possible.

Visit these sites for more information about shoe design, sports, and safety.


Hands and Feet

History of Sports Shoes

Why Golf Shoes have Spikes

Physics of Racing Flats and Spikes

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