So, apparently this problem troubles @cheesemonkeysf
I suppose you could link it to some literature with the story of David and Goliath.
Wondering if you could tie it in some ridiculous context to a favorite childhood Skip – it or Lemon Twist? Maybe let each students take their turn at Skip – it and calculate their linear speed, assuming the lemon was released at a specific moment.
Or what about looking at arm lengths somehow for discus event in track? I am not a physics person (though someday given time and money, I would go back to learn and get this certification).
Or an ice skater spinning with an object in their hand to release?
Silly? Maybe. But the post has got my brain wondering this morning… isn’t that the goal of any good teacher?