Push: Water Ski Over the Sharks

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This is an online activity about acceleration. Learners will choose a speed and an angle in order to help a water-skier named Fonzie use a ramp to clear a shark.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet connection


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
      • Acceleration

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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