Sports Science

Sports Science and Technology

Book cover for Sports Science and Technology in the Real World
Grades 3-6, ATOS 5.5, Lexile 770… This book looks at the history of and careers related to the science and technology of sports. It is part of the STEM in the Real World series published by ABDO’s Core Library. 2017.
Book cover for "The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology."
Grades 4-7, Lexile 690. Coming in January 2019, this book looks at what I consider to be the 12 biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. This is part of 12-Story Library’s Technology Breakthrough II series.

Related Web Sites and Activities

ABDO BookLinks has a page for Sports Science and Technology in the Real World. It provides some web site links related to the book. has info and videos on Winter Olympics Technology.

NBC Learn, partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) has lots of videos on various sports science topics, including the Science of NFL Football, the Science of Golf, the Science of NHL Hockey, and Science and Engineering in the 2014 Winter Olympics. There are more great science videos related to sports and other topics, so have fun exploring!

Sports scientists are doing some interesting research at Biosport, the Sports Biomechanics Lab at UC Davis. Things they are studying include luge and bobsled safety, balance and control on a bicycle, equine (horse) biomechanics, and more. There are videos and explanations for a lot of these topics. Check it out.

The Sports Science Lab at Washington State University specializes in baseball bats and balls. If you’re interested in baseball and/or physics, check it out.

A strong body makes the mind strong.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

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