STEM in the Summer Olympics

Series of 7 titles

How do gymnasts use physics to take home gold medals? What technology make Olympians’ bicycles the best? Each book in STEM in the Summer Olympics highlights a different Olympic event and the STEM concepts that help Olympians succeed. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Includes diagrams, sidebars, photo labels, an activity, glossary, and index.

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$188.93 $132.65
$245.00 $183.75
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: The Science Behind Basketball The Science Behind Basketball 2.8
Cover: The Science Behind Cycling The Science Behind Cycling 3.0
Cover: The Science Behind Gymnastics The Science Behind Gymnastics 2.9
Cover: The Science Behind Tennis The Science Behind Tennis 2.7
Cover: The Science Behind Track and Field The Science Behind Track and Field 2.9
Cover: The Science Behind Volleyball The Science Behind Volleyball 2.6
Cover: The Science Behind Water Sports The Science Behind Water Sports 2.9
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category STEM
Subject Science and Math
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Dewey 796.323-797
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 380-500
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 2.6-3.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Series Made Simple

Having a hard time convincing sports lovers that STEM includes them? Then look no further—these titles cover bikes, boats, balls, and balance beams. The text asks questions to draw readers in and provides details about the science behind the equipment, uniforms, and techniques for the various Olympic events. Full-color photos give each spread visual appeal, and “Did You Know?” text boxes add details to the main discussion. “Take a Look!” insets feature diagrams show things such as the forces acting on a swimmer or how gymnasts use kinetic energy. Each book ends with an activity that encourages readers to experiment with one of the topics, such as how friction affects the bounce of a tennis ball. General ideas for parents and teachers are included in the series, as well as access to for recommended websites for further study. VERDICT A solid series for intermediate grade science or sports fans.