Academic Programs

Science of Sport

Have you ever wondered what controls the seemingly random movements of a knuckleball or the snap of a sharply thrown curveball? Are you interested in knowing if there’s any truth to the claim that an ice hockey body check can produce the same amount of force as a small car crash? Have you ever thought about why the technique of “cradling” in lacrosse keeps the ball from falling out? To learn the answers to these questions, and about many more interesting sports phenomena, join us this summer for Science of Sport! Through a series of instructional lessons, videos, and hands on experiments, students will learn the science behind some of the most interesting physical actions in sports. By the end of the course, students will have not only learned about the physical laws which govern our world, but they’ll have an appreciation for the fact that science is all around us, even in our favorite sports!

For: Boys and Girls, ages 10-14

Weeks Available: July 8-July 26, 2019 (three week commitment)

Time: 8:30-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Cost: $699 for three weeks