Sports Science

Can you think of technological breakthroughs that had huge impacts on the world of sports? From the images that capture sports and athletes on film to the clothing athletes wear, this book covers the 12 technological advancements that had the biggest impacts on sports and athletes.

swimmer lifting out of the water doing the butterfly stroke

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

for grades 3-6

Did you ever wonder what scientists and engineers have to do with sports and athletes? 

Sports Science and Technology in the Real World looks at some of the STEM careers related to sports.

Sports Science and Technology in the Real World

for grades 3-6

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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.

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 ~