Sports are a hit with kids both on the field and in the classroom. Teachers can bring the ball play inside with these engaging resources from KQED in PBS LearningMedia. Here are two great resources that connect baseball to physics. Take a swing at connections between your curriculum and baseball.
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The Physics of Baseball
In this video, adapted from QUEST, two scientists from San Francisco Bay Area institutions break down a few of the many different ways that baseball is a great way to learn about the physics of motion and energy, including aerodynamics and vibrations.

Anatomy of a Homerun
Use this resource to investigate the basic physics principles behind the techniques used by baseball players, understand how and why a curve ball curves, and gain information on the physics of hitting a ball.


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