I don’t know about you, but when I was in school (pretty much all grades) I was one of those people always asking the defensive question “name one thing I will ever use math/science for in my life.”
Well there’s a great video out there that shows how math and science CAN be used in everyday life, and it has nothing to do with a job or career.
These engineering students constructed a 60 foot water slide jump, launching them 16 feet to a catch pool at the end. They used weight, distance, momentum, and other such equations to help build the slide so that it would work to perfection.
In my opinion, a very cool (albeit somewhat dangerous) example of a fun way to use math and science. click to see the video