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 - 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