The Science Behind Football, Volleyball, Cycling, and Other Popular Sports by Stephanie Watson


The Science Behind Football, Volleyball, Cycling, and Other Popular Sports by Stephanie Watson

Behind every Summer Olympic scoring football kick, tennis-ball bounce and hard-hitting volleyball serve, science is at work. The type of kick used on a football affects its path. An equestrian leans forward during a jump to help the horse balance. Cyclists wear tight clothing to reduce drag. Find out how science is involved in several popular Summer Olympic events and how athletes take science into account in their quest for the gold medal.

About the Author

Stephanie Watson is a freelance writer specializing in health, science, and young adult nonfiction. She has written more than two dozen books, including Brain Injuries in Football, The Escape from Alcatraz, and Mystery Meat: Hot Dogs, Sausages, and Lunch Meats. Stephanie is also a regular contributor to WebMD, Healthline, and several other consumer websites. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and son.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Publication date

11th February 2016



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