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Author: Jayne Creighton
Publisher: New York : Weigl Publishers, ©2010.
Series: Science Q & A.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presented in a question-and-answer format, explores the basic science concepts behind the way we perform and the games we play.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jayne Creighton
ISBN: 9781605960708 1605960705 9781605960715 1605960713
OCLC Number: 311752709
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: What is a sport? --
How do muscles affect running? --
Why do we breathe harder and sweat during exercise? --
Why is it important to warm up before exercising? --
How does science help swimmers? --
What makes a boomerang come back? --
Why do balls bounce? --
How does better equipment help results? --
How important is clothing to performance and safety? --
Are sports drinks better than water? --
What are steriods? --
Why does my bike stay up when I am pedaling? --
How do surfers stay on their boards? --
Do ice skaters become dizzy when they spin? --
How does a pitcher outsmart a batter? --
How can a karate chop break a board? --
How do animals play a role in sports? --
What are extreme sports? --
What are human machines? --
Are kids more prone to injury than adults? --
Sports careers --
Young scientists at work --
Take a science survery --
Fast facts.
Series Title: Science Q & A.
Responsibility: Jayne Creighton.

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Presented in a question-and-answer format, explores the basic science concepts behind the way we perform and the games we play.

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