Did you know that Newton’s Laws of Motion and the Pythagorean Theorem are as essential to football as a good touchdown dance? Or that the surface of a golf ball is dimpled to make it go faster and farther on the green?
These are just a few of the factoids you’ll pick up by visiting STEM in Sports, a new Connect a Million Minds campaign that inspires kids to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the sports they love.
Available on connectamillionminds.com, “STEM in Sports” features original video from top athletes about the critical role science plays in their game, including:
- Web exclusives on the science of the speedway with race car driver Jeff Gordon, including “Drafting 101″ and “Breaking the Vacuum”
- An original PSA about the physics of football from wide receiver Victor Cruz
- An interview with pro golfer Ian Poulter, who shares how a game of 18 holes is one big math problem
In addition to these exclusive videos, parents and educators visiting STEM in Sports will find tips and games for integrating science learning into their kids’ favorite sports by downloading guides created by education experts.
Hustle on over to connectamillionminds.com to learn more about the science behind football, golf and racing. Plus, stay tuned for information in July on how to participate in a STEM in Sports Trivia Giveaway on Twitter with Victor Cruz.