The Science of Sport is a non-for-profit foundation dedicated to developing curriculum and programming that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Our curricula are designed as in-school exercises that can be delivered by teachers or as after school programs that can be delivered by parents, coaches, and volunteers. The focus on middle school students is motivated by the fact that this age group can still be influenced to make academic choices that will help them transition from primary to secondary education. Our mission is summarized and sustained through the application of “TEAM” sports.
To implement the most comprehensive and engaging K-12 STEM curriculum in schools across the globe, and serve as an optimal method of fan development in all major sports.
Why Use Sports To Teach STEM?
Kinesthetic learning/embedded cognition
The kit and differentiated binder with lessons aligned to common core are absolutely the best! I took the class right before my students took their state standardized tests. Typically, after these tests, the kids will check out and it becomes difficult to maintain engagement consistently – especially with some of my boys. However, this program not only increased engagement and participation, but it decreased my behavior issues in the class and the kids were so excited to come to class and learn. At one point, I overheard one boy tell his friend that they “weren’t learning”, they were just “doing baseball”. The funny thing was that in the process of “doing baseball” (over the course of 4 weeks), they wrote three reports, used technology to research and did a myriad of other things mathematical & reading related on top of being able to learn and actually play a few games of baseball outside. It’s amazing the perspective that kids have to “learning” when it’s put in a fun, engaging way. Thanks so much for this class! I’ve told all my friends about it!Science of Baseball Customer
Materials and venue were awesome. The delivery was phenomenal- great experience overall. Coming into today, I truly knew minimal of the sport. I have learned a whole lot. I feel 100% more confident in the knowledge gained and I’m very excited to try all this in my classroom.SOS Customer, 6th Grade Teacher