What do science and math have to do with the world’s best track and field performances?
From catapulting out of the starting blocks, to launching off a long jump runway, to preparing to hurl a hammer, concepts of physics and physiology are at the center of the action at any track and field meet and guide athletes in training to improve to be their best. In a sport where just a hundredth of a second or a centimeter can make all the difference, math minds can get active exploring our sport’s statistics. Maybe you don’t want to run a marathon, but you still might be amazed by the technology used to time the world’s fastest marathons!
Look for STEM Content Track activities in the Making Tracks Activity Library to explore the sport of track and field and the World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 with science, math, technology, and engineering.