Using NewsHour Extra Worksheets
Overview: NewsHour Extra worksheets can help students follow along and identify key points in NewsHour science broadcast pieces.
Warm Up: Introduce the topic of the broadcast piece and find out how much your students know.
Main Activity: Hand out the worksheet and have students answer the questions as they watch the NewsHour segment.
Need a DVD of the science segment?: Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story: Scientists Explore Physics of Baseball Feats, 7/12/07
1. How long does it take a 90-mile-per-hour fastball to cross home plate?
2. At what angle does a batter want the bat to hit the baseball? Why?
3. What does San Francisco Giants player Barry Zito use "3-D, high-speed, infrared, eight-camera motion analysis" for?
4. What kind of motion does physicist Linda Shore compare pitching to?
5. At what point during a pitch is the baseball moving fastest? Why?
For more NewsHour Science Reports, go to www.pbs.org/newshour/science.
For more science lesson plans and worksheets, go to www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/science.