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Running the Bases

What's baseball without players running the bases? The third program looks at how ball players apply Newton's first and second laws when they are running the bases. While base running is strictly between the runner and the clock and has nothing to do with the forces between the bat and ball, there's still plenty of physics to explore. Running the Bases takes a look at the concepts of force, mass, inertia and acceleration.

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Graphing Calculator Activity

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