A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
In this activity, students make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene).
The Physics of Skateboarding Tricks
To understand how skaters turn in midair, try this little experiment.
Are you quick enough to hit a 90 mph fastball?
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?
anatomy of a skateboard, skateboard tricks, types of skateboarding, physics glossary.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Why is baseball so popular in Japan?
Examine the tools of the baseball trade: bats, balls, and gloves.
Send your favorite baseball player on a journey through time.
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