The Science Behind Gymnastics

The Science Behind Gymnastics

by L. E. Carmichael


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491481639
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Science of the Summer Olympics
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,284,693
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Faster, Higher, Stronger 5

Chapter 2 Building a Gymnast's Body 9

Chapter 3 Up, Up, and Away: Taking Off 15

Chapter 4 Twist, Bend, Flip: The Physics of Flight 19

Chapter 5 Sticking It: Safe Landings 25

Glossary 30


Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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