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Spotlight on Sports Science

Sports Science Projects


Scoring Sports Success with Student Sports Science

Fans and athletes are gearing up for the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics next month. Basketball teams are looking ahead to March's Sweet 16 and April's Final Four. Golfers are on par for the MASTERS golf tournament in April. Professional auto racers are priming for May's Indianapolis 500. And baseball spring training will soon be underway. No matter what sport you love to watch or play, understanding the science involved can improve your skills and your understanding of what might make or break a play, run, pass, drive, skate, or jump. Great sports science can mean better game play!


Thanks to support from Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds program, Science Buddies is adding exciting new content to the Sports Science area so that kids who are interested in sports can find an engaging path into a hands-on science project. Encourage your sports-minded students to take a look at these new or recently updated ideas for hands-on sports science exploration:
To learn more about a fun football science project that uses a rubber-band catapult, see "Football Science: Distance and Field Goal Kicking-Increasing the Odds of Scoring" on the Science Buddies Blog.

Science Buddies project ideas in Sports Science are sponsored by
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Fresh Ideas on the Science Buddies Blog



Science Project

Portable diagnostic tools are important for scientists and doctors in the field or in remote areas. This cool DIY project lets students explore by turning a cellphone into a functional piece of science equipment!  



Does your favorite muffin or quick break recipe call for baking powder? What happens if you use too much or forget and leave it out? Whip up some cornbread to explore the role of baking powder.   



Girls in STEM

The story of the next General Motors CEO may help change ideas about car engineering and gender and inspire future generations of female engineers.



Science Project

Plan Ahead for At-home Science and Engineering

Winter break is over, but these great ideas for fun at-home science and engineering can be used anytime. From snow days to three-day weekends, having a cool project on hand may be just what you and your students need! 


Make Your Own Science Movie and Enter a Contest!

  Kavli Movie Contest

Love movies? Love science fiction? Love science? Check this student contest! 

The Kavli Foundation, in partnership with the USA Science & Engineering Festival, is running a cool science video contest! To enter, students make a 30-90 second movie exploring the science in a science fiction film. Entries accepted until March 21, 2014. Find out more...


USASEF / Video Contest  



   Science Project Science Kit



Spotlighted Science Project Resource 


Keeping a lab notebook is an important part of a student's independent science project and helps students develop and practice good record keeping skills. Science Buddies' Science and Engineering Project Laboratory Notebooks resource guides students in getting started using a lab notebook to record important details and data. Click the "Using a Lab Notebook" tab for a set of step-by-step tips and techniques to make the most of the lab notebook.


Featured Family Science Activity


How do you remember strings of information or the order of items in a list? Have you ever used the HOMES acronym to help you remember the names of the Great Lakes or a silly sentence to help you with the order of the planets in our solar system? Learn more about mnemonic devices and put them to the test in a fun memory science project or family science activity



Encourage Your Students to Share Their Science Project Stories!  


We love to highlight stories about student and teacher science project and science fair successes -- just like yours! Have your students submit photos of their projects to Science Buddies. They might end up featured in a success story on the Science Buddies Blog, in the spotlight at FacebookTwitter, Google+, or in the newsletter. Let us know, in photos, how the project went!




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