STEM in Sports
Sports is a perennially popular topic among students, but it's much more than just game play and athletics. The STEM in Sports series persuasively emphasizes the myriad ways STEM fields are at work in the world of sports, in everything from the grass on the field to the cameras in the sky monitoring the goal line. Among many other topics, Engineering covers architecture innovations, such as a stadium roof design that amplifies the roar of the crowd to record-breaking levels. In Math, the author explains the importance of numbers, from the basic arithmetic in scorekeeping to the deep sea of statistics at the heart of fantasy sports. Science provides information not just on sports medicine and nutrition but also innovations in prosthetics and materials for safer equipment. Technology features plenty of gear, but it's the changes to sports play brought about by instant-replay cameras and the Internet that will really hit home for most students. Each entry closes with a chapter that poses critical questions about the impact of these advances in sports, considering everything from fairness to health to economics. Though there are several places where information repeats, the splashy layouts, plentiful photos of a diverse array of both sports and athletes, inviting tone, and fascinating facts make this series a great entry point to STEM for sports-loving students.--Sarah Hunter
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