Forces in Sports and Toys

History of Sports

 

TopEnd Sports - History of Sports - Soccer, Cricket, Golf, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Aussie Rules, Tenpin Bowling, Canoe and Kayak, and Surfing

 

History World - History of Sports/Games - Wrestling, Boxing, Polo, Hockey, Sumo, Bowling, Tennis, Curling, Billiards, Hurling

 

The People History - General background on the history of sports. Also Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Motor Racing, Soccer, Tennis, Rugby, Boxing and Cricket

 

About Money - History of specific sports - Basketball, Cricket, Football, Golf, Hacky Sack, Hockey, Ice Skates, Paintball, Skiing, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Skiing, Wiffle Ball, and Windsurfing

 

ICN Sports Web - Football, Golf, Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Tennis

 

Awesome Stories - History of Cricket


 

History of Toys

 

Local Histories - General overview of the history of toys

 

Time Magazines Best Toys - This is broken down by decade

 

The People History - General overview of the history of toys broken down by decade

 

The Great Idea Finder - Includes history of Frisbee, Hula Hoop, Schwinn Bicycles, Slinky, SuperBall, Trampoline, and Yo-Yo



 

Forces/Physics in Sports

 

Virtual Nerd - Definition of Force video

 

DK Find Out - Forces and Motion

 

Explain That Stuff - The Science of Sport with links to Aerodynamics, Laws of Motion, Science of Swimming, and Science of Surfing

PBSKids - Baseball bat, Basketball Jump Shot, Diving, Fencing, Mountainboard, Sailing, and Speedskating

 

NBC Learn - Hockey science videos

 

NBC Learn - Football science videos

 

NBC Learn - Golf science videos

 

NBC Learn - Short Videos Summer Olympics Sports - Running, Long Jump, Swimming, and Weightlifting

 

NBC Learn - Short videos Winter Olympics Sports - Aerial Skiing, Ski Jumping, Bobsled, Speedskating, Downhill Skiing, Figure Skating, Curling, Hockey, and Snowboarding

 

Exploratorium - Science of Cycling

 

Physics.org - Type if a search term to learn more; can be narrowed by age, level of knowledge and form of information

 

Sports Training Advisor - Discusses forces and how these forces are  applied by athletes to improve performance

 

Top End Sports - Explains how friction is applied in sports and links to the physics of sports

 

Soccer Forces and Newton’s Laws for Soccer

 

NASA - Forces on a baseball

 

Centripetal Force

 

Circular Motion

 

Real World Physics - Explains the physics behind specific sports - Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Bunjee Jumping, Cheerleading, Curling, Skating, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Jumping, Kite Flying, Luge, Pole Vaulting, Running, Sailing, Skateboarding, Skiing, Skydiving, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball

 

Topend Sports - Explains physics concepts that are included in a sport - Acceleration, Aerodynamics, Center of Gravity, Centripetal Force, Coefficient of Restitution, Energy, Force, Friction, Impulse, Magnus Force, Momentum, Projectile Motion and Work

 

Idaho Public Television -General overview of forces and Newton’s Laws

 

Effect of Spin on a Baseball

 

Science NetLinks - Tennis and physics



 

Forces of Toys

 

Live Science - Explains forces for Tops, Slinky, Drinking Birds, and Model Rockets

 

How Stuff Works - Type a term in the search box to see if there is a page

 

How Everything Works - Click on the category located on the right hand side of the screen

 

History and Science behind Expandable Water Toys

 

Center of Mass - Balancing Toys

 

Boomerangs - How to throw