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As spring training, opening day, or the World Series approaches, browse this collection of reviewed resources for curriculum connections to engage the sports fans in your classroom. Take a swing at connections between your curriculum and baseball. Invite students to create their own baseball-related activities using the concepts you are studying right now: math word problems, scientific analysis of baseball physics, baseball writing ideas, or primary source interviewing about baseball. 

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Baseball America - Baseball America, Inc.

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Baseball America Online provides coverage of high school, college, and minor league ball as well as "the bigs." This site includes A LOT of information, podcasts, and more....more
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Baseball America Online provides coverage of high school, college, and minor league ball as well as "the bigs." This site includes A LOT of information, podcasts, and more.

tag(s): baseball (31), statistics (111)

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Share this link with your students who love the game! Use this site to discuss the math behind baseball statistics, drafts, and more.

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MLB.com - MLB Advanced Media

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Major League Baseball has its own home page, an entry point for information on teams, player, statistics, and history. Keep up to date with current baseball news, video clips, and ...more
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Major League Baseball has its own home page, an entry point for information on teams, player, statistics, and history. Keep up to date with current baseball news, video clips, and more.

tag(s): baseball (31), statistics (111)

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Get your students excited about statistics, using this baseball website. Share the video clips on an interactive whiteboard. Talk about the current events in baseball. Visit the stats page for some mathematical fun!

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Baseball Reference - Sports Reference, LLC

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Come to this website for one-stop learning about baseball. Some of the many activities and links at this website include "Stats of the Day," "Minor Leagues," "Teams," "Players," and...more
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Come to this website for one-stop learning about baseball. Some of the many activities and links at this website include "Stats of the Day," "Minor Leagues," "Teams," "Players," and "Today in Baseball History."

tag(s): baseball (31), sports (79), statistics (111)

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Use the information at this website in math or history class. This is great supplemental material for statistics, U.S. history (since 1880s), African-American history, and others. Have students use this site for individual research projects about topics provided at this website. Use the "Stats of the Day" information as an anticipatory set for a math or statistics lesson.

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Baseball Stats 101 - Baseball Almanac

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4 to 10
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This content-rich website, from the Baseball Almanac, offers definitions of some of the more common - and also more obscure - offensive, defensive, and pitching statistics. There are...more
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This content-rich website, from the Baseball Almanac, offers definitions of some of the more common - and also more obscure - offensive, defensive, and pitching statistics. There are links to learn more about abbreviations, a baseball stats calculator, history of baseball, players of baseball, quotes about the game, and several others. This site does include some small advertisements.

tag(s): baseball (31), statistics (111)

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There are lots of class possibilities here: let students create formulas from the definitions, compare stats for the favorite teams, research the history of the sport or a specific player, or try to write their own original quotes about baseball.

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Fastball Reaction Time - Exploratorium

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Use this interactive to test your reaction time and see if you can hit the ball out of the park. The activity will show you your reaction time to each ...more
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Use this interactive to test your reaction time and see if you can hit the ball out of the park. The activity will show you your reaction time to each "pitch." This engaging website requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): baseball (31)

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Have students work with a partner to explore this web activity.

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Exploratorium - Science of Baseball - Exploratorium

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The Science of Baseball is the Exploratorium's collection of activities and descriptions involving physics, biomechanics, and baseball. This website takes a topic that students love...more
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The Science of Baseball is the Exploratorium's collection of activities and descriptions involving physics, biomechanics, and baseball. This website takes a topic that students love (baseball) and puts it into scientific terms to enhance the educational experience. What makes a curve ball curve, anyway? How quickly does a batter have to react to hit a ball thrown at 95 miles per hour? There's lots of real-world physics at this site, and the presentation is engaging as well as instructive.

tag(s): baseball (31), forces (35)

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Treat your students to this content-rich website using your interactive whiteboard or projection screen. Take your class outside to try their hands at some of the experiments. Or have cooperative learning groups explore different sections of this multi-faceted website. What a fantastic way to excite your students about learning science.

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