Sports Science

Sports Science

The Mechanics of Movement.

With near-perfect pitches, swings, kicks, strokes and sprints, an athlete’s skills come down to countless hours of practice and a whole lot of science. Designed to excite students by bringing STEM into their favorite activities, this program thrives on action-packed learning experiences. Each day, learners investigate the mechanics of a different movement, connecting STEM concepts, like force, motion and the influence of gravity, to the movement of their own bodies. What does friction have to do with soccer? Why would a football player need to know about unbalanced forces? How would an Olympian hold up against a kangaroo in the long jump? Answer these questions and so much more in Sports Science!

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
  • Optional Extension Activities
  • Assessment

Curriculum Topics:

  • Active Investigating
  • Staying Balanced
  • Throwing and Catching
  • Kicking and Rolling
  • Jump Ropes
  • Parachutes
  • The Long Jump
  • The High Jump
  • Running
  • Yoga
  • Transferring Energy
  • Fun and Games