Basketball and Science connection

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Basketball and Science connection
  1. Physics
    1. 8.A.4. Recognize and explain that energy can neither be created or destroyed; rather it changes form or is transferred through the action of forces.
      1. Potential energy is the energy stored in an object. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion.In basketball before I shoot the basketball, my hands have potential energy. That energy is then transformed to kinetic energy when I release the ball from my hands and shoot it.
      2. Earth Science
        1. Leaving a Record:
          1. 8.B.1. Explain how sedimentary rock is formed (embedding plant and animal remains and leaving a record of the sequence in which plants and animals disappeared)
            1. Fossils leave us with an abundance of information from the past. They leave records of organisms that once lived and how the earth has changed over time. Many things in basketball have the same function. ESPN shows tell us stories of players and teams that once thrived in the league. Old newspaper articles can even show us what old uniforms looked like. Banners in arenas can tell us who previous championship winners were.
          2. Astronomy
            1. Effects of Tilt:
              1. 8.D.3. Recognize and explain the effects of the tilt of the Earth’s axis.
                1. The tilt of Earth’s axis causes changes in seasons. Basketball season is based on Earth’s seasons. The NBA and college play between late fall and early spring. The WNBA season is between spring and late summer.
              2. Biology
                1. Change Over Time:
                  1. 8.D.1. Recognize and describe that evolutionary change in species over time occurs as a result of genetic variation in organisms and environmental changes.
                    1. When basketball was first created they used a soccer ball and a peach basket, to shoot the ball into. Now we use rubber and leather basketballs and nets that hang from a rim.
                  2. Chemistry
                    1. 8.D.2. Cite evidence of give examples of chemical properties of substances.
                      1. Basketballs are made up of rubber and leather fibers. These materials make it easy for the ball to bounce and the ball is smooth and easy to grip and handle.
                      2. Enviromental Issues
                        1. 8.B.1. Recognize and explain how human activities can accelerate or magnify many naturally occurring changes.
                          1. Basketball stadiums can seat up to 35,000 people. Forest have to be cut down to build the stadiums. This contributes to deforestation, destroying animals habitats, and destroying whole ecosystems
                          2. Thermodynamics
                            1. Heat Transformations:
                              1. 8.B.2. Heat Transformations: Identify and explain that heat energy is a product of the conversion of one form of energy to another.
                                1. When basketball players run jump and slide their muscles generate body heat. This transforms to sweat as a way to cool down their body.
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