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

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Wiley
Dimensions: 10 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 0471442585
ISBN-13: 9780471442585

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Dive headfirst into the science behind sports----and come up awinner!
* Have you ever wondered if there's a secret to stopping a soccerball, why ice skates have metal blades, or how a boat can sail intothe wind?
* Would you like to learn to balance like a gymnast, how to improveyour free-throw ability, or how to swim like a shark?
* Are you looking for exciting ideas for your next science fairproject?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then SportsScience is for you! From basketball to biking to snowboarding andmore, you'll discover the science behind all your favorite sports.Dozens of fun-filled activities help you see for yourself how abatter can hit a 90-mile-an-hour pitch, why a "spiral" is the bestway to throw a football, how the surface of a ball affects itsbounce, and much, much more. All of the projects are safe and easyto do, and all you need is everyday stuff from around the house. Sotake the plunge and get ready for Sports Science fun!

Author Bio

JIM WIESE is a science teacher and an educational consultant for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of the popular kids' science activity books Movie Science, Roller Coaster Science, Rocket Science, Detective Science, Cosmic Science, and many more, all from Wiley.

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"...it would make a good gift for most children..." (www. Family 2000, 4 September 2002)

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