Casey at the Bat Science Curriculum Guide
Did you ever wonder how baseball players can hit so far with such a small piece of wood? Or what materials a baseball is made of? What about the reason you hear the sound of a ball being hit long after you see the batter swing, if you're sitting high up in the stadium seats? There is a great amount of science in the sport of baseball! Explore these links to learn more about the physics behind America's favorite sport:
- Science of baseball- This site is fantastic! Test your reaction time to see if you'd be able to hit a 90mph fast ball, learn how to throw a curve ball, and explore stats on different players, among other things.
- Innards of a baseball- Did you know the center of a baseball is cork? Visit this site to learn about how a baseball is made.
- Light travels at around 300 million meters per second, and sound travels at approximately 340 meters per second. Use this information to explain why, from the stands at a baseball game, you can see the batter swing much earlier than you hear the sound he makes in hitting the ball.
- Athletes have to be very fit and healthy to play baseball. Baseball players are usually in their prime during only a short period of time in their lives. The best players take good care of their bodies by what they eat and how they exercise. Find out more about nutrition and activity with the following links.
- A fun nutrition website with games, articles, recipes and more.
- Fitness and exercise for kids- a lot of links here to explore
- Look around this website to find out more about getting and staying healthy.
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