Resources to help teach physics concepts through the lens of baseball.
In addition to the resources in this collection, students may find these sources helpful:
The Physics of Baseball: This University of Illinois site is dedicated to research on the physics of baseball. The high-speed video clips provide a cool way to show how a baseball reacts when hit by a bat, and how the energy transfer moves along the bat.
Fastball Reaction Time Activities by the Exploratorium
Ever wonder why a curveball curves, or what’s inside of a baseball? Find out here at the Exploratorium's Science of Baseball site.
Throughout the Science of Baseball site, you’ll investigate the insides of that iconic leather-covered ball, test your reaction time with a bat, find a bat’s sweet spot and more. You'll discover how to throw a slider, what it feels like to soak in the adoration of a crowd, how come a baseball has stitches - as well as the history of this popular game.
108 Stitches The Physics in Baseball: a science-based curriculum focusing on students in grades 6 through 10. The series uses the game of baseball to demonstrate basic principles of physics as set forth by the National Science Education Standards and the Ohio Science Academic Content Standards.