STEM in Snowboarding

From the Series STEM in Sports
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This title examines the STEM concepts that make snowboarding so thrilling. From the physics of friction and gravity to the technology of smart helmets, chapters bring STEM concepts to life. The title also features sidebars on STEM in action, a glossary, and further resources. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2018
BISACS JNF051110, JNF054160, JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Abdo Publishing
Imprint SportsZone
Series STEM in Sports
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Lexile 880
ISBN 9781532113529
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2017-12-15
Author Donna B. McKinney
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents
Dewey 796.939
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 193793
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0

STEM in Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The breakdown of each concept into individual chapters allows the authors to fully analyze the impact STEM plays on the titular sport. Even games that seem relatively low-tech, where the gear required for play is fairly minimal, have fascinating STEM implications, such as the Magnus effect in soccer, which lets players bend it like Beckham, or shatterproof backboards in basketball. While all the volumes provide fascinating reading, Auto Racing stands out for its description of how technology and science have led to leaner, lighter, and faster vehicles with fuel specifically engineered to maximize performance, and steering wheels that allow drivers to know everything about their vehicle’s performance. In addition, abundant visuals make this a great series for curious readers and researchers alike. MVPs of the season. A top buy.

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