Reviews for Science at Work in Baseball

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 March/April
This series, tailored for older reluctant readers, is a cut above other applied science series with a lively writing style that will engage readers. Each book discusses the "science behind" different aspects of the sport, and fact boxes explain principles of physics. Of particular note are the fact boxes that feature important players. The books are richly illustrated with captioned photos, and the diagrams used to illustrate the scientific principles are superior. These books will be useful for practical applications in physical science units, and are sure to be enjoyed by sports enthusiasts. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index. Douglas K. Dillon, Ph.D., Library/Media Specialist, Lakota Plains Junior School, Lakota Ridge Junior School, Lakota West Freshman Campus, Lakota West High School, West Chester, Ohio. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 5-8--In each book, Hantula relates the laws of motion and the law of conservation of energy to a specific sport. He gives common and understandable examples of players applying science. Though the scientific principles covered overlap among the titles, the author uses a variety of explanations for each physics principle, assuring that readers will not be bored. Sidebars cover additional topics. Auto Racing discusses running on fuel made from plants and chocolate, Baseball highlights the art of throwing a knuckleball, and Football mentions the current ruling on brain concussions. These books can augment background information for science-fair projects.

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