SPORTWORKS by Ontario Science Centre
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As accurately described in the subtitle, More Than 50 Fun Games & Activities That Explore the Science of Sports--a delightful blend--physics, physiology, hands-on experiments, games, activities, and sports trivia--in a readable, appealing package. Scientific concepts are carefully explained; directions for activities and experiments are clearly given. Illustrations show various ethnic groups, wheelchair athletes, boys and girls, all enjoying sports and science. Why do men and women excel at different sports? How come a golf ball has dimples? How do you find the sweet spot on your bat? What happens to traction when you freeze your sneakers? Does heating a baseball increase or decrease hits? How do you get in shape for your favorite sport'? This outstanding fifth title in the Ontario Science Centre Series tells all. Index.

Pub Date: April 18th, 1989
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Addison-Wesley