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Title The book of wildly spectacular sports science / Sean Connolly ; [illustrations by Chad Thomas].
Author Connolly, Sean, 1956- author.
Publication New York : Workman Publishing, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description xi, 243 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # J 796.015 C
Contents Bat and ball sports -- Goals and field goals -- Indoor sports -- Winter sports -- On the move outside -- Rackets and clubs -- Aquatic sports.
Summary "Why does a knuckleball flutter? Why do belly flops hurt so much? Why would a quarterback prefer a deflated football? Here are 54 all-star experiments that demonstrate the scientific principles powering a wide variety of sports and activitiesand offer insights that can help you improve your own athletic skills. How does a black belt karate chop her way through a stack of bricks? Use Popsicle sticks to understand why its possible and learn the role played by Newtons second law of motion. Does LeBron James really float through the air on the way to a dunk? Use a tennis ball, a paperback book, and the help of a friend to understand the science of momentum and the real meaning of hang time. Using common household objects, each project includes step-by-step instructions, tips, and a detailed explanation of how and why the experiment worked. Its a win-win."--Amazon.com.
Audience Ages 9 and up.
Subject Sports sciences -- Juvenile literature.
Sports -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Science -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Physics -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Balls (Sporting goods) -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Science -- Experiments. (OCoLC)fst01108230
Genre Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Addl. Author Thomas, Chad, illustrator.
Alt Title Sports science : 54 all-star experiments
ISBN 9780761189282
0761189289

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