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Thrown For A Curve: Pitch Like A Big Leaguer


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Thrown For A Curve: Pitch Like A Big Leaguer

You may have tried to throw a curveball or a slider, or even a screwball, with an ordinary baseball and found it difficult to do. In this activity, learners use a Styrofoam ball to more easily model these pitches and observe the results. Pitching is an exciting aspect of the physics of baseball!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • a baseball-sized Styrofoam ball

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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  • All Rights Reserved, The Exploratorium,

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