"Do you think about science when you play baseball? Probably not. But you use science anyway." In sports, Making the Play involves more than athletic skill—it's all possible because of physics! Linking scientific concepts such as momentum and launch angle to actions common to each sport, this new series unveils the unseen world of forces at work behind each bat, ball, or club. High-contrast design and relatable images of people at play provide a colorful backdrop to each high-interest title. An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of basketball, including scientific concepts such as launch angles and inertia, and actions such as dribbling and shooting. Includes TOC, diagrams, glossary, book references, websites, and index. Full-color photographs throughout.
About the Author
Valerie Bodden is the author of more than 150 children's books. Her books have received favorable reviews from Booklist, Children's Literature, ForeWord Magazine, Horn Book Guide, VOYA, and School Library Journal. Valerie lives in Wisconsin with her husband, four children, one dog, one cat, a growing collection of fish, and miscellaneous bugs that her children have "rescued" from the outdoors. She spends most of her time writing or wrangling children and animals.