Monday, May 30, 2011

The Science of Hitting a Baseball or a Softball

Sport Science on ESPN.com has couple of videos that are relevant as school winds-down and kids turn their attention to Little League baseball and softball. In MLB Vision Sport Science evaluates how quickly a player has to respond to a baseball thrown ninety miles per hour. Then to answer the question, can you really keep your eyes on the ball? Sport Science attaches an eye tracking device to Nomar Garciapara.

Watch Sport Science MLB Vision below.


In Hitting a Softball Sport Science explains the scientific and mathematical differences between hitting a baseball and hitting a softball.


Applications for Education
Throughout these videos we're dealing in hundredths of a second. These videos could be used to provide some "real world" context for a lesson on decimals and or fractions.