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Sports Science Day

05/06/2017, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Description:

FOOTBALL, HOCKEY & BASKETBALL... OH MY!

From Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion to calculating projectiles, there's tons of science hidden in the sports world! Come explore how science ties into sports with some invigorating hands-on fun.

Special Activities:

  • Football Catapults
    Go for three and explore projectiles while trying to catapult an itty bitty football through our homemade field goal.
  • Bouncing Balls
    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. & noon:

Foundation Wellness, LLC Owner Miller Chandler and several special guests will 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 will put sports-science theory into action!

Included with general admission. Subject to change.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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