Sports Science : 40 Goal Scoring, High Flying, Medal Winning Experiments for Kids

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Sports Science : 40 Goal Scoring, High Flying, Medal Winning Experiments for Kids

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 128 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780471442585
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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!

Table of Contents

    Introduction.
How to Use This Book.
Being a Good Scientist.
Increasing Your Understanding.
Using This Book to Do a Science Fair
Project.
A Word of Warning.
1 Getting in the Zone: Starting Right.
Project 1: Think Fast.
Project 2: On the Level.
Project 3: Dreaming of Greatness.
Project 4: Cross Over.
Project 5: Learning New Tricks.
2 Flying High!: Ball Sports.
Project 1: Throw It Higher.
Project 2: Throw It Farther.
Project 3: Curveball.
Project 4: Stable Spin.
Project 5: Dimples.
Project 6: Heading Right.
Project 7: Soft Bounce.
Project 8: Follow the Bouncing Ball.
Project 9: Fuzz Ball.
Project 10: The Big Mo.
3 Slipping and Sliding: Blade, Ski, and
Board Sports.
Project 1: Skating on Thin Ice.
Project 2: Speedy Spin.
Project 3: Taking Off.
Project 4: Giving Them the Slip.
Project 5: Stable Base.
4 Rolling Right Along: Wheel Sports.
Project 1: Turning Around.
Project 2: Gearing Up.
Project 3: Caught in the Draft.
Project 4: Keep on Rolling Along.
Project 5: Pumping.
Project 6: Jump into History.
5 Splish, Splash: Water Sports.
Project 1: Water Skin.
Project 2: Riding the Waves.
Project 3: Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
Project 4: Shapes and Speed.
Project 5: Sailing into the Wind.
Project 6: Down Under.
Project 7: Swim Like a Shark.
6 Jumping, Climbing, Frisbee, and More:
Other Fun Sports.
Project 1: Skydiving.
Project 2: High Jumping.
Project 3: The Frisbee.
Project 4: Climbing High.
Project 5: Climbing to the Top.
Project 6: Sweet Spot.
Project 7: The Chop.
Glossary.
Index.