120px-baseball_crop.jpgHey baseball fans — the all-star game was just last week in San Francisco, so the Exploratorium did a whole bunch on the science of baseball. Fun stuff. How does a curveball work, and what makes a sinker? Here are some links:

KQED Quest show on baseball (about 20 minutes) including our Teacher Institute director Linda Shore and senior graphic artist Dave Barker. A really nice show. A segment of this show was aired on News Hour with Jim Lehrer!

The front page of the San Francisco Chronicle showed our staff member Sebastian Martin throwing a baseball “like a European.” Well, he is German… Some interesting stuff about physics in there too.

Iron Science Teacher show on baseball. Our live webcast featuring a secret ingredient… last week was baseball! This is the first time a member of the audience has won the contest! Amazing kid…