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Science of the Summer Olympics

Lisa J. Amstutz, L. E. Carmichael, Christine Peterson


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A captivated audience watches the dizzying spins of gymnasts, the powerful glides of top swimmers, and the goal-scoring kicks of soccer players. The Summer Olympics have started But there's more than speed and skill involved in the athletes' medal-worthy performances. Science plays a role in each well-rehearsed movement, in top speeds, and even the protective gear used in the Olympics. Take young readers behind the scenes to get a close look at how science is involved in their favorite Summer Olympic sports, including gymnastics, swimming, track and field, and soccer.

Capstone Press, 9781491481745, 128pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2016