Showing posts with label Physics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Physics. Show all posts

August 23, 2013

Kobe Bryant and STEM Friday

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What do Kobe Bryant and STEM Friday have in common? Well, it's Kobe's birthday today so in celebration of that we are going to mention two Kobe biographies, as well as a science book about the physics of sports.

The first biography is written for the elementary market. Read About Kobe Bryant, part of the I Like Sports Stars! series, is a photo-essay great for the emergent reader. This title has been correlated to the Common Core standards. Other athletes covered in this series are Alex Rodriguez, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, Drew Brees, and Eli Manning.

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Kobe Bryant: Champion Basketball Star is written for the middle school reader and is part of the Sports Star Champions series. The author highlights the career of this basketball star, and this book has also been correlated to the Common Core standards. Other athletes included in this series are Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Kevin Garnett, Peyton Manning, and Tim Duncan.

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Science plays a role in sports. Newton's First Law of Motion is used when dribbling a basketball. How is science used when making shots at the basketball hoop? The Physics of Sports Science Projects gives the reader step-by-step instructions on how physics is used in sports. This title has been correlated to the Common Core standards. Part of the Exploring Hands-On Science Projects, other topics covered in the series are plants, sound, solids, liquids, gases, toys, games, and magic.

All of these titles are available from your preferred vendor,, your independent bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

April 27, 2011

More Science Titles!

We're continuing to feature our science titles this week with our Score! Sports Science Projects series.

These middle school science project books each contain fifteen science experiments using soccer balls, baseballs, softballs, basketballs, bicycles, skateboards, or skates. Mixing sports and science is a great way to get students involved with science projects. All of the experiments use items commonly found in the home, school or neighborhood. A section of "Ideas for Science Projects" is included at the end of many of the experiments so that the books can be used for science fairs.

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September 23, 2010

Back to School Night

I attended my 11th grade daughter's Back to School Night recently and I have to say I was pretty impressed with all of her teachers. I was especially anxious to meet her physics teacher since science isn't one of her best subjects.

If you take physics at our high school you know that at the end of the school year you are expected to build a bridge out of toothpicks. At Back to School Night the teacher had several impressive toothpick bridges displayed on his desk. I raised my hand and asked how much it cost to buy a bridge. He immediately responded that they weren't for sale. I think he thought I wanted to display one in my home. What I really wanted was to purchase a bridge so my daughter wouldn't have to build one because I know building one is somehow going to involve me. I don't see how it can't.

Enslow's Physics Science Prjojects Using the Scientific Method might not help her with building the next Brooklyn Bridge but it does have lots of great projects and ideas that I'm sure will come in handy for the Science Fair in December that will hopefully not involve any more than me bringing home this book and perhaps buying some of the easy materials these projects use.

My favorite class of the evening...Trigonometry. That teacher was handing was handing out chocolates!