nuSTEM Newsletter 34 – The Science of Sports

Welcome to Newsletter 34!
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In our newsletter you will be introduced to a STEM topic and find a related-activity to work on during the week (please share your results with us!), as well as extensions to additional learning or games related to the field. In addition, you will find a Northeastern connection – something Northeastern is doing related to that field. This week’s topic: The Science of Sports. For a list of prior blog posts, see the blog index.

Resource Highlight

  • Virtual STEM Education Series – Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox: A Game Changer? - Digital Innovation and Transformation
    The Boston Red Sox is hosting a Virtual STEM Education Series in partnership with Moderna. During this virtual event, learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with special Red Sox guests! Activities range from live NASA experiments, water bottle rockets, and moon jumps.
  • Sporting Performance and Food
    High-Fiber Foods - HelpGuide.org
    An important factor in athletes’ success is getting the nutrients they need to be able to preform at their best. Gaining these nutrients from healthy and nutritious meals can actually enhance their performance! Learn more about the science behind food and how it benefits athletes to eat right.

Web Resources for K-12 Students and Parents

In addition to the resource highlight above, which is tied directly to the Newsletter topic, we will also highlight two new web resources each week.

  • Code.org

    With the continuous advancement in technology, learning how to code has never been more important. Code.org is a great resource in learning how to code for all ages. It is often used by teachers in classroom settings but it is also great for learning at home. Learn how to code and create fun projects with code.org.
  • HowStuffWorks
    how stuff works -
    HowStuffWorks is a great website to learn as the name says, how stuff works! They cover topics such as home design, to hurricanes, to even the weirdest creatures from the Mariana Trench. HowStuffWorks is a great website to get lost in and learn a ton of fun random topics and expand your knowledge.

K-12 Student Engagement (2020-2021)

Number of students directly interacted with with program efforts so far this year (as of May 2021):

1473

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9413