The Science Behind Gymnastics by L. E. Carmichael


The Science Behind Gymnastics by L. E. Carmichael

Behind every jump, spin and flip of Olympic gymnastics, science is at work. Centrifugal force is at work in a midair spin and a strong centre of gravity is involved in balance beam routines. Newton's Third Law of Motion springs into action as a gymnast flies into the air in the vaulting event. Find out how science is involved in all your favourite gymnastics events and how gymnasts take science into account as they chase the gold medal.

About the Author

L. E. Carmichael completed her Ph.D. thesis on the genetics of wolves and arctic foxes in 2006. Since then, she has published 15 science books for kids and teens on topics ranging from animal migration to civil engineering. Her book The Scientific Method in the Real World is a Junior Library Guild Selection, and Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication won a silver medal in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards. Carmichael lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Publication date

11th February 2016



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