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STEM in Sports!

August 8, 2018

People have used advances in science and math to make sports safer for athletes.  Science, technology, engineering and math are known as STEM - and STEM has a big impact on every sport that's played.  




There’s a lot more to a baseball pitch than simply throwing a ball over the plate. Pitchers actually manipulate whether the ball rises, turns, or sinks at the last second to challenge batters.


The most basic pitch in baseball is the fastball, where the ball can reach speeds over 90 mph in the major leagues.  The first two fingers rest just on the seams and the pitcher releases the pitch with the palm pretty facing the batter, producing maximum velocity. The basic idea of a fastball is to overpower the batter, so he swings late and misses. 


But raw speed isn’t always enough, so pitchers will create movement with the ball and vary its speed depending on how they release the ball. 


In today's STEM In Sports!, learn about different pitches and how the wind-up makes the ball travel to fast! 


Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.



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