Ace Your Sports Science Project by Madeline Goodstein, Robert Gardner, Barbara Gardner Conklin

By Madeline Goodstein, Robert Gardner, Barbara Gardner Conklin

What does physics need to do along with your favourite game? Use baseball, basketball, soccer, and different activities to benefit in regards to the technology at the back of sports–the Magnus impression, topspin and backspin, middle of gravity, and extra! lots of those high-interest activities experiments can be utilized to encourage scholars to take part in a technological know-how reasonable undertaking.

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Press your hips down until you feel tension in the back leg. Alternate legs (see Figure 2a). From the above lunge position, straighten the front leg and put your weight on the back leg. Flex the front foot back and reach over the front leg with your body (see Figure 2b). You should feel stretching in the front leg. Alternate sides. Standing on your left leg, reach back and grab your right foot. Lift the heel of that foot to the buttock. Hold for a few seconds. You should feel the stretch in the front of the right thigh.

This distance should be very close to 360 feet, the same as the distance of the base paths. Have your friend measure the time it takes you to run this distance. How does the time to run the straight-line distance (360 ft) in the outfield compare with the time it took you to run around the base paths in the infield? Based on the results of your experiment, can a base runner in baseball run as fast as a sprinter in track? If not, why not? Science Fair Project Ideas Because you round the bases, you run farther than 360 feet when you hit an inside-the-park homer.

How does the bat move when you hit it at its sweet spot? Science Fair Project Ideas Place the bat on the floor. Use a hammer to tap the horizontal bat at its COG (see Figure 8c) How does the bat move when you strike it on its COG? How does it move when you strike it at the sweet spot? Can you explain why the bat moves as it does when you hit its COG? Can you explain why the bat moves as it does when you hit its sweet spot? 8 Shooting Positions: Angle and Distance Materials: soccer ball soccer field and goal tape measure pail flour, baby powder, or sticks 2 friends If you have ever played pool, you may have learned that shooting the ball in the pocket requires an understanding of angles.

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