When actually looking at the numbers, a hitter has less than one tenth of a second to decide whether or not to swing at the ball. If the hitter does choose to swing and in fact makes contact with the ball, he applies Newton’s Second Law in doing so. When hitting it, the hitter must try to hit the ball from the most optimal angle, which has been shown to be forty-five degrees and would make it travel the furthest. Scientific facts such as these have been formed and observed for a long period of time, and are important in the further development of games such as baseball. Source
Radars and cameras track almost all parts of a baseball game from the start to the finish, allowing scientists to analyze baseball from a closer and more exact perspective. Game-related data is inserted into computer programs that can generate specific data about various aspects of the game and generate statistics. The simple act of hitting a ball after the pitcher throws it involves numerous scientific phenomena and natural laws, all of which are analyzed by physicists and researchers and used to improve baseball equipment as well as understand the baseball better.
There are many aspects that make hitting a baseball much harder than pitching one. Not only does a hitter need to have fast reflexes, they also need to be mindful of the wind and other conditions. For example, temperature, humidity and altitude can all affect the speed and trajectory of the ball. Everything from the material of the ball to the weight of the bat and the exact spot that the ball hits it affects the outcome of hitting a baseball and can be explained scientifically using physics and the laws of motion. Source
Temperature, Humidity, Altitude
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Jana - Chief of Biscuit Dunking
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12pm - 3pm Tuesday
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Experience: She has two years of experience volunteering at a summer camp, and took care of about 15 kids, primarily working with 4 to 13 year old girls. Her goal was to make sure that the kids had a fun and to ensure their safety. She has also been a sitter for a few children in her neighborhood and loves taking care of kids.
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Experience: For the past 23 years, she’s tutored kids of all ages in a variety of subjects. She is also a proud mom to two kids, ages 19 and 12. She has provided foster respite care to kids ages 5-8. For 3 years, she was a reading buddy for 2nd-5th graders.
Hours: 9am - 11am Tuesday
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Experience: She has been passionate about working with children from a very young age, and started volunteering in her freshman year of high school as a biomedical instructor, teaching children from low-income neighborhoods. During her time as a volunteer, she was able to educate through many different health experiments and teach not only what goes on in the body, but why it is important. As she got more involved, she began creating lesson plans to better engage the children. She also just recently started her own children's day camp where she is able to work with children outside of a classroom setting, teaching them important values through different activities that require communication and teamwork.
Kalyssa - Chief of Biscuit Dunking, Alchemy Master
Experience: Kalyssa has younger siblings, so she grew up watching them, and coaches younger teams.
Experience: Vernon has worked within all grade levels, helping students in reading, math, science, and language arts. He also worked in Japan as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for the local high school and college. He’s extremely passionate about creating a learning environment that allows your students to flourish and become the brightest stars they can be.
Vineeta - Chief of Biscuit Dunking, Alchemy Master
Experience: Vineeta, or as some call her, Vin, has an MBA in marketing and worked in corporate for about 8 years, but took a break to take care of her 2 wonderful kids, who are now in middle school. Her goal with kids is to make sure they have fun while staying safe. She has tutored both of her kids and looks forward to helping your kids reach their academic goals or keep them occupied while you work. She has previous experience as a sitter and has tutored elementary kids in a variety of subjects.
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