When you pick up a baseball, it immediately suggests its purpose: to be thrown fast and with considerable accuracy.
Baseball pushes the limits of human biology.
Is it just a glorified plank with roller skate wheels on it? Or is it a highly engineered device through which kids have reclaimed the urban landscape, bringing creativity and style back to the sterile asphalt spaces of sprawl?
Are you quick enough to hit a 90 mph fastball?
To understand how skaters turn in midair, try this little experiment.
Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Explore bicycle science and culture.
Learn about bike gears using thread spools and a rubber band.
A bicycle, masking tape, paper, pencil, and a little curiosity are all you need to find out how the gears of a bicycle work.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
It's not just the moon that causes ocean tides.
Use live data to make your own wave predictions, wherever you are.
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