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Sports and Science

Use these resources to answer the age-old question... "How will this apply to us in real life?"

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Sports Science for Kids

This site from New Zealand provides educational resources for teachers that help make science fun and engaging for kids, taking important concepts and putting them into a form that kids can not only understand but also enjoy. The site includes sports experiments, videos, games and facts.

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Sport Science

The Exploratorium has an innovative collection exploring the science of sports. Using baseball, hockey, surfing, skateboarding, basketball and cycling, it explores physics of sports.

Real-World Math

Math teacher Dan Meyer show how tossing a basketball can be a math problem. (starts about 50 seconds into the video)

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRMVjHjYB6w
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Creative Ways to Learn Math Using Sports

Sports provide compelling real-world opportunities for kids to apply and grow their math skills. Whether keeping score for a game or calculating batting averages, math is key to sports.

It goes both ways: sports can also help with math—and other subjects, too.

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Real World Skills that Sports Teach Us

In addition to Science, we should remember that sports can teach students a number of life lessons.

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