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Exhibit: Sportsology


Where:  Sci-Tech Discovery Center
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy.
Frisco, TX 75034
When:  Sep 9 - Mar 31
10am–4pm Tue–Fri; 10am–5pm Sat; 12–5pm Sun. Closed Mon.
Price:  $8.50 for adults and children ages 3 and older. $7.50 seniors, military members and teachers.
Phone:  972/546-3050
Web:  mindstretchingfun.org
Map:  Click for map
Test your athletic abilities while learning about the human body's skeletal, muscular and circulatory systems, and how they work together to perform athletic tasks. 

Investigate your own agility, endurance, speed, balance, coordination and strength with this incredibly hands-on athletic exhibition.

Sportsology features seven interactive and bilingual exhibits that explore the science behind sports:

Fast Ball: Test your pitching speed by throwing a tennis ball through the netted pitching cage at a large bull's-eye. Lesson: Learn about the muscles involved in a pitch and the three stages of good pitching form.

Wheelchair Racers: Race one another in stationary wheelchairs. Lesson: the significance of oxygen in muslc contraction.

Get a Grip: Squeeze the handle as hard as you can until you hear the beep. Lesson: Learn about your weight to strength ratio.

Vertical Vault: Test your jumping abilities by comparing your standing reach and jump reach with a touch-reactive vertical light panel.

Reaction Attraction: React to the fast-moving illuminated buttons on the display board and touch as many as you can in 30 seconds. Lesson: Tests the reaction time and hand-eye coordination. 

Hang Time: Step onto the Hang Time mat, press the timer button and hang onto the pull-up bar overhead as long as you can. Lesson: How muscle fibers in their arms contract and relax for sustained muscle use.

Flex-ability: Test your "touch your toes" flexibility with a sit and reach box. Lesson: the importance of stretching and how muscles, ligaments and tendons play key roles in flexibility.

The tentative closing date for the exhibit is the end of March; check back online as the date may change.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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