Item description for Sports Science: 40 Goal-Scoring, High-Flying, Medal-Winning Experiments for Kids by Jim Wiese & Ed Shems...
Overview Sports is filled with science--have you ever wondered how come ice skates have metal blades or how a boat caan sail? This book is filled with over 40 science experiments that illustrate common applications of science in the sports world. Each project includes an overview, materials list, step-by-step procedure, clarifying illustrations, extension activities, a sidebar on "sports science in action" and an explanation of how the experiment worked. 122 indexed pages, softcover.
Publishers Description Dive headfirst into the science behind sports----and come up a winner * Have you ever wondered if there's a secret to stopping a soccer ball, why ice skates have metal blades, or how a boat can sail into the wind? * Would you like to learn to balance like a gymnast, how to improve your free-throw ability, or how to swim like a shark? * Are you looking for exciting ideas for your next science fair project?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then Sports Science is for you From basketball to biking to snowboarding and more, you'll discover the science behind all your favorite sports. Dozens of fun-filled activities help you see for yourself how a batter can hit a 90-mile-an-hour pitch, why a "spiral" is the best way to throw a football, how the surface of a ball affects its bounce, and much, much more. All of the projects are safe and easy to do, and all you need is everyday stuff from around the house. So take the plunge and get ready for Sports Science fun
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.98" Width: 7.02" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 11, 2002
ISBN 0471442585 ISBN13 9780471442585 UPC 723812442584
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More About Jim Wiese & Ed Shems
JIM WIESE (British Columbia, Canada) is a science teacher and an educational adviser who has won Teacher-of-the-Year awards in both the United States and Canada. He is the author of the popular kids' science-activities books Roller Coaster Science, Rocket Science, and Detective Science, all published by Wiley.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sports Science: 40 Goal-Scoring, High-Flying, Medal-Winning Experiments for Kids?
Great science unit! Nov 7, 2006
We used this book in a home school co-op setting. The experiments were easy enough for the students to participate hands-on. The supplies were ordinary household items or very easy to purchase at discount or grocery stores, very inexpensive, too. It was appropriate for students in second grade through middle school and every kid was fascinated by concepts presented. I recommend this book highly for homeschool families but this would serve as a great summer unit for students in a school setting as well. It was thought-provoking to learn the amount of science involved in nearly every aspect of every sport!