You will not want to pass on a great opportunity to double up STEM with Basketball in our STEM Basketball program. This hands-on method of learning the STEM fundamentals behind the game of basketball will drive students towards their goals of not only becoming better players, but also becoming better students as they will get the answers to the “why” questions that surround the game. The STEM Basketball supplemental curriculum will assist students’ growth and potential both on and off the court through eight lessons such as:
- Understanding the contents of a basketball on the molecular level and how temperature affects play
- Evaluating the changes that basketball shoes have made over time and why
- Engineering their own shooting apparatus to explain some of Sir Issac Newton’s Laws. By the way, he was only five feet, six inches!
- Teaching students how to calculate their own field goal percentage, just like the greatest players in the NBA
While we cannot promise students will be able to execute a slam dunk, they will certainly feel like they did after experiencing the STEM Basketball program. The mindfulness and movement that they’ll experience during the lessons will be well received and teachers and administers will make it as easy as a layup!