NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Footballs soaring through the sky, basketballs bouncing on the ground, pucks gliding across the ice – there’s a scientific explanation behind all sports, and visitors can learn these hidden secrets during Sports Science Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 at the Adventure Science Center.
The Sports Science Day explores how science ties into sports with invigorating hands-on fun covering Newton’s Laws of Motion, projectiles, and elasticity. Visitors are able to see how their sprinting skills rank in an exciting citizen science project.
Special Activities, included with general admission:
Go for three and explore projectiles while trying to catapult an itty bitty football through our homemade field goal.
How does the law of elasticity play into sports? Discover which sports balls are the most elastic and what can change their properties.
HIT THE ICE
Hockey is perhaps the best sport to focus on for an exploration of Newton's Laws of Motion with players colliding, skates gliding across the ice and more.
READY? SET? ... GO!
How fast can you run? See where you rank against other visitors in this fun citizen science project.
Special Presentations at 11 a.m. and noon:
Foundation Wellness, LLC, owner Miller Chandler and several special guests discuss the importance of playing multiple sports to develop athleticism and the science behind doing athletic drills using both the dominant and non-dominant sides of the body. After the discussion, the athletes and kids put sports-science theory into action.
About Adventure Science Center
For more than 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S. The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs; and fulldome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.
For more information about the event, visit www.adventuresci.org/calendar or call Alexis McCoy, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 615-401-5059.
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