The Science of a Fastball

From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

This book discusses the science behind various elements of baseball, particularly a fastball. The chapters examine case studies of famous sports moments, explain how the athletes perform these actions, and document the history of how scientists, doctors, and coaches have been working to make these sports safer. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. A timeline provides history, key developments, and advancements associated with the sport.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level
Dewey 796.357/22
Lexile 1030
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Guided Reading Level S
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781633625822), Paperback (9781633626720), PDF (9781633627628), ePub (9781634702904), Hosted ebook (9781633628526), Kindle (9781634701501)
Copyright 2016
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

Author: Tamra B. Orr

Tamra Orr is a full-time writer and author living in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. She loves her job because she learns more about the world every single day and then turns that information into pop quizzes for her patient and tolerant children (ages 16, 13, and 10). She has written more than 80 nonfiction books for people of all ages, so she never runs out of material and is sure she‘d be a champion on Jeopardy!