Hi! It’s Tuesday, April 2, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 11 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)
What are the chances? Recently, my husband Cliff (a real estate broker) was touring open houses in our neighborhood. He struck up a conversation with the owner of one of the houses on tour, a man named Paul Robinson. Paul is a retired high school physics teacher with a passion for baseball. At his website, he offers many free activities, lessons, and video clips that teach the physics of baseball. After visiting the site, I knew I had to share it with you.
When you get to the site, you can watch three video presentations/interviews that were broadcast on networks (PBS, etc.) including:
- The Physics of Baseball
- The Science of Home Runs
- Out of the Park – The Physics of Baseball (includes a link to a Teacher’s Guide)
Then, continue the learning with the free, downloadable links to activities/worksheets (pdf) that explore the physics of baseball including:
- Anatomy of a Homer
- Anatomy of a Pitch
You’ll also discover links to numerous free resources that further explore the physics of baseball.
When you’ve exhausted the resources on baseball, check out the rest of the website to find an archive of materials for learning about physics. Paul Robinson also sells DVDs that teach physics for $3.00/each on the website. But you don’t have to purchase a thing to access all of the freebies.