The Atlanta Braves Science of Baseball program, presented by Xfinity provides hands-on STEM curriculum and programming to 6th-8th grade level teachers and students in Georgia.
Increase student awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields as a future education and career option.
Motivate students to excel despite obstacles
Provide a measurable opportunity for individual transformation
Establish a framework for sustainable change.
Through the support from Comcast and the Atlanta Braves we were able to have the following impact through the Braves Science of Baseball Program:
Cobb County School District participating Schools:
Teacher Workshop – March 14, 2017:
This unique professional development opportunity provided teachers with a hands-on Braves Science of Baseball curriculum and all of the materials and classroom kits needed to implement this interactive curriculum into their classroom. A big thank you to Braves and Comcast for making this opportunity available to Cobb County teachers.
STEM Showcase – May 20th, 2017:
Schools that participated in the teacher workshop from Cobb County had the opportunity to attend the Braves game on May 20th to display the projects they had been working on over the past two months. During that two month period, Atlanta Braves representatives and players were able to visit the schools to see the implementation of the Braves Science of Baseball program.
Lesson 1 – Baseball Positions
Lesson 2 – Strike Zone
Lesson 3 – Baseball Statistics
Lesson 4 – Baseball Field Geometry
Lesson 5 – Bat Chooser
Lesson 6 – Physiology
Lesson 7 – Batter Reaction Time
Lesson 8 – Field Percentage
Lesson 9 – Launch Angle
Lesson 10 – Elasticity
Lesson 11 – Base Running
Lesson 12 – Aerodynamics
Lesson 13 – Sports Vision
Lesson 14 – Nutrition for Peak Performance
Lesson 15 – Baseball Versus Other Sports
Option 1 – Which Ball Bounces Higher
Option 2 – Optimal Angle for a Home Run
Option 3 – Base Running and Angular Momentum
Option 4 – Baseball Pendulum