Learning STEM from Basketball (Paperback)

How High Does a Free Throw Fly? And Other Amazing Answers for Kids! (STEM Sports)

By Marne Ventura

Sky Pony, 9781510757011, 64pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2021

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

Get your sports-loving kid excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

By integrating the thrill of learning into the context of basketball, Learning STEM from Basketball presents an educational slam dunk. Unleash the inner scientist, engineer, and mathematician in your child as they learn that sports and STEM aren't so separate after all. You'll both love finding out the answers to questions such as: 
 
  • Why does a basketball bounce?
  • What's a shot clock?
  • Why does a basketball rim have a net?
  • What's the math behind a free throw?
  • And so much more!


This easy-to-follow introduction to STEM topics sets kids up to make connections across subjects, discover new facts about basketball, and grow curious about academic fields! 


About the Author

Marne Ventura is the author of more than seventy books for children, including fiction, nonfiction, and educational content as well as magazine stories for children in Highlights for Children, Fun for Kidz, Boy's Quest, and Spider. She is the owner of Ventura Educational Systems, which creates educational technology and instructional software apps for K–12 schools, colleges, and government training facilities. She is an experienced classroom teacher for all subjects grades K–7, psycho-motor program, and gifted education. Ventura holds a masters degree in reading and language development from the University of California. As a seminar leader she has assisted many teachers in learning about the educational opportunities that can be derived from the use of technology. She resides in Nipomo, California.