The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science: 54 All-Star Experiments (Hardcover)

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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 activities--and 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 it's possible and learn the role played by Newton's 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. It's a win-win.

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat--it's all in the science.

About the Author


Sean Connolly is the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science, The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math, and other books for children. He is the father of three, and loves doing science experiments with his kids.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780761189282
ISBN-10: 0761189289
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: November 29th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Irresponsible Science