Few of today's most popular sports look exactly as they did in the past. Technology has evolved, strategies have changed, and the athletes themselves have become bigger, better, and faster. And the sports have changed right along with them. Sports Innovations examines specific advancements in these areas and the impact they've had on the games we love to watch and play. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
Sports Innovations – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
No game has stayed the same since its invention, a truth highlighted in this interesting series. Some of the biggest innovations in soccer haven’t involved tech, but have instead revolutionized play, like total football, tiki-taka, and pressing/counter-pressing. Auto-racing innovations haven’t just made the cars more powerful and efficient, but have made the sport safer for spectators (thanks, barriers!) and drivers (thanks, head and neck restraints!). Baseball is still played as much as it was in its early days, though standardization of bats and balls have made strides to even the playing field (even though the fields themselves aren’t completely standardized!). Football helmets have evolved massively over the course of the sport, but readers may not realize that forward passing wasn’t legal until nearly 40 years after the first football game was played. Filled with fascinating facts and engaging writing, this series is a real winner. VERDICT A first purchase.