Friday, June 8, 2012

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Baseball Geography
Mark the location of the teams your home team plays on a map!

Baseball Science
Kid Experiments - Finding A Bat's Sweet Spot, Handling Forces, Add Curve To Your Pitch, A Baseball's Bounce, as well as the classic Potential / Kinetic Energy Transfer demonstration - visit Exploratorium

Also, check out The Physics of Baseball article over at CNet. Paul Doherty from Exploratorium demonstrated the experiments mentioned above! (Photo Credit: James Martin/CNET Networks)

Baseball Geometry
Angles - Finding the perfect swing! The angle you swing the bat determines the ball's distance and height! Also, try throwing the ball at different angles. What angle is the ideal pitch? Click here for details.

Learn Your Shapes: sphere (ball), diamond (field), square (bases), pentagon (home plate), circle (pitcher's mound) 

Find the perimeter / area of a base and the circumference of the pitcher's mound!

Baseball Measuring
Head to your local little league baseball fields and practice measuring. Find the diameter of the pitcher's mound. Measure the distance from base to base, the dimensions of bases (L x W). Field dimensions image via ultimate baseball field

Baseball Algebra / Number Functions 
Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division with missing addends by making a mini baseball board game. Visit!

Baseball Statistics
Visit Ducksters, NetPlaces, and MLB Kids!

Baseball Time
Practice telling time, record the duration of baseball practice or a game! Click here for details!

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