The Phillies are teaming up with the Philadelphia Science Festival for the third straight year to celebrate SCIENCE with a focus on the science of baseball.
Held during the Thursday, April 25 Citizens Bank Business Persons Special game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, children can explore and take part in fun science activities throughout the concourse and complete tasks at each location to earn stamps on their own Citizens Bank Park map.
If you earn five stamps or more you can receive your very own Science Day Water Bottle!
Classrooms are encouraged to attend the game that day and teachers can receive pre and post Science Day curriculum.
For more information on the day and how to receive your curriculum email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impacts: From Athletes to Zebras: What's faster, a swinging baseball bat or a kicking zebra? Will a batting helmet or a turtle shell withstand a harder hit? Compare some of the biggest, hardest and fastest impacts in sports with those found in nature.
Science of Sports Equipment - Many sports involve hitting, kicking, catching, or throwing balls. The use of balls in sporting events has been around for centuries, as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. The ability of balls to bounce, known to scientists and engineers as the coefficient of restitution, determines how far it will fly, bounce, or respond when a force is applied. In baseball, this is dependent upon both the bat material and ball material. In this demonstration, we will look at variations in the "bounce" of baseballs with different bat materials (composite, metal, and wood) and at different temperatures (super cold, room temperature, and hot/humid).
Baseball and Buoyancy! - How does a giant ship stay afloat? How many baseballs would it take to sink a ship? Learn about the physical principals involved in keeping a boat afloat with baseball! Participants will build a boat out of tinfoil then place "mini baseballs" in them to see how well they float.
Awesome Animal Athletes - Wild animals are some of the world's greatest athletes, able to perform amazing physical feats. Are you ready to exercise with the animals of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge? This table will show you how different animals move and how their amazing abilities help them survive in their habitat.
Mind Your Brain - Learn how your brain works, and how to take simple preventive steps - like wearing a helmet during any contact sport to "mind your brain." Families can view nerve cells under a microscope, and find out how Silly Putty mimics your axons.
Ancient Greek Games Visitors will be able to explore touchable objects associated with sports and the Olympics of ancient Greece.
Philadelphia Zoo-Booth Animals are amazing athletes! Discover how adaptations of various animals enables them to perform outstanding physical feats.
Think Fast - Has anyone ever said, "Think fast!" and then thrown something at you? How quickly or slowly you react is called your reaction time. Your reaction time will be measured by how long it takes for your eyes to tell your brain that the ruler is falling and then for your brain to tell your fingers to catch it.
Baseball Science - This special table presented by the Franklin Institute Traveling Scientists will explore our favorite demonstrations with a sports twist. What do Newton Laws of Motion have to do with the game of baseball? What happens to a baseball if we freeze it in liquid nitrogen? What are the physics of a curve ball? How does the weather affect a batted ball? What do sumo wrestlers and baseball players have in common? Join us and find out the answers to these and other baseball related science conundrums.
How Well Can You Throw A Ball? - Have your shoulder strength evaluated, and get tips on exercises that can improve your shoulder strength. Physical therapy faculty from University of the Sciences will evaluate participants with regard to shoulder range of motion and strength needed for throwing. They will provide simple exercises that participants can do at home to improve shoulder strength.
Exhibit list is subject to change.