Thursday, May 9, 2019

Science of Basketball multifaceted program in Dallas

Here's a terrific broad-based program in Dallas, from curriculum to workshops and kits and more.  What a wonderful model! ... Kathy

A product of www.sportscience.org!


Dallas Mavericks Science of Basketball Program

The Dallas Mavericks and Flowserve partnered with Dallas Independent School District for the Dallas Mavericks Science of Basketball program presented by Flowserve to provide engaging programs to students in the Dallas area.

Objective:

The Dallas mavericks Science of Basketball provides a mechanism for elementary and middle school students to improve their academic performance. Our goal is to translate the love of basketball into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the science and mathematics underlying the sport.

Program Details:

  • Developed a Dallas Mavericks Science of Basketball 10-lesson curriculum for schools to use in the classroom or after school program
  • Hosted a teacher workshop for 20 5th and 6th grade level teachers
  • Developed 20 Science of Basketball Kits including all the classroom materials and sporting equipment needed to implement at the school
  • Provided assessment and evaluation on student growth and teacher effectiveness
  • Developed website for teachers to access curriculum, worksheets, and online resources
  • Provided a Mavericks Science of Basketball 1-day student camp for 100 students

Impact:

  • More than 2,000 students
  • More than 20 teachers
  • 10 schools participated in the program

Science of Baseball teacher training in Oakland

If you're a teacher from the Oakland area, see if this is being offered again in 2019. ... Kathy   

Another terrific offering from www.sportscience.org



Oakland A’s Science of Baseball Teacher Workshop

Attention Oakland Teachers!
The Oakland A’s Science of Baseball presented by Chevron is hosting an Oakland A’s Science of Baseball Teacher Workshop to Oakland area teachers! This unique opportunity is absolutely free of charge! Here is some information about the event:
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time: 9am until 1pm
Location: Oakland Coliseum
Each teacher will receive professional development credit for attending, a curriculum workbook with 15 Science of Baseball lessons that align with California State Standards, a kit of materials needed to implement the curriculum in the classroom, and tickets to the Teacher Appreciation game that night versus the Toronto Blue Jays!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Lacrosse Physics, illustrated introduction



PHYSICS of LACROSSE
An Introduction

Lacrosse player producing torque --
a turning force, just as you produce torque when hula hooping.

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                      Your energy overcomes the force of gravity.
           Image result for black and white drawing, swing at lacrosse ball                  


Trajectory of any ball:  forms the shape of an arc --
this is the trajectory of a ball in motion
                            Vector illustration of the logo for basketball, consisting of flying on a trajectory basketball ball, thrown exactly in the ring with net; target hit


Lacrosse ball at the end of its trajectory -- ready to be caught!

                      



SIMPLE MACHINES in LACROSSE:  LEVERS

Your arm works as a lever --

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You have a longer lever when you hold a lacrosse stick.


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In this picture the shovel acts as a lever, too -- 
just as a lacrosse stick is a lever.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Article in Patriot Ledger about the 5th science festival

THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED BY THE PATRIOT LEDGER FOLLOWING THE  5TH SCIENCE FESTIVAL.  PLEASE CLINK ON THE LINK TO VIEW IT, INCLUDES PHOTOS AND VIDEO FOOTAGE.

Celebrating STEM at the South Shore Science Festival



https://www.patriotledger.com/news/20190413/celebrating-stem-at-south-shore-science-festival

Boston Globe article announcing 5th science festival

this was an article to announce the upcoming science festival by the boston globe.  please click on the link underneath for the article.

QUINCY

South Shore Science Festival is a chance to experiment

Participants at last year's South Shore Science Festival created buildings out of different materials, including blocks and Legos.

Monday, March 25, 2019

SCIENCE FESTIVAL V - Sat., April 13, 2019

Happy to announce:
This year's South Shore Science Festival V will be Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 180 Old Colony Avenue, Quincy, at the Quincy Center for Innovation.  We're a member of MIT's Cambridge Science Festival.  www.southshorescience.org

Here are a few of the offerings that you can enjoy:

Boston Scientific games
Boston Cannons semi-pro lacrosse team of Quincy
Microsoft workshops
New England Garrison, 501st Legion Star Wars characters
Soil composting
Accordion workshop
Science through stories
Movies, videos
Jigsaw puzzles
Students and their science fair projects
Quincy Access TV
Clean with water treated with electrolysis and salt to change pH
Gateway to Science: Sports and Games
Scavenger hunt


Saturday, November 3, 2018

LEAFLET: SCIENCE OF SKIING


DID YOU KNOW THAT
YOU CAN LEARN PHYSICS
WHILE SKIING ?

This is about the science involved in downhill skiing.

Why is skiing on packed powder better than skiing right after a snowfall?
What things can I do to be sure of a nice smooth ride down the slope?

What kind of simple machine is a ski slope?

What is aerodynamics? And what does it have to do with skiing?


WHAT KIND OF FORCES ARE INVOLVED IN

 DOWNHILL SKIING?


Energy:  Potential energy at the top of the ski slope -- which changes to kinetic energy when you're in motion.

Gravity:  A force that pulls you to the earth, so it aids downhill motion.

Friction:  Friction occurs when 2 moving surfaces meet.  A lot of friction (rough, bumpy) makes motion harder; and a little friction (smoother) makes motion easier.

Aerodynamics:  Wearing smooth clothes and crouching help you to reduce friction between yourself and the air ››  less drag.  Your shape is more like a bird or a plane  (aerodynamic.)




NOTE

Center of mass, or center of gravity:

Bending your knees helps you find your center of balance.




WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN I LOOK FOR 

 WHEN I HIT THE SLOPES?


First of all, that ski slope is actually a machine – what we call a simple machine. It's an inclined plane, just like a ramp is. It makes work easier. And if you had to ski down a hill that wasn't smooth, skiing would be harder. Wouldn't it?

After a fresh snowfall, the hill is not so smooth until the snow becomes packed. As you're standing at the top of the hill getting ready to push off, 
your position there gives you a lot of potential energy: the higher you are, the more you have.

Crouching down and pushing off -- kinetic energy of motion combined with the pull of gravity ….. along with a smooth surface and smooth skis -- means YOU will have an exciting ride down the hill!
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REFERENCES:

Skiing: It's All About Friction

Marcia Howell, Univ. of Utah

NOTE: Univ. of Utah is a good resource for sport science 
in general.


NBCLearn.com and the National Science Foundation 
 did videos at the 2010 Winter Olympics on sport science, 
narrated by Lester Holt. See YouTube:     

http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/cuecard/47275