K-12 programs

Through lecturesafter-school activities, and classroom programs, SnS provides fun ways to learn science.

After-School Activities

Sports ‘n Science worked with University of Utah physicist Adam Beehler to develop a “Physics of Basketball” activity for grades 6-8. The activity is designed for informal settings such as after-school and summer programs.

Classroom Programs

Sports ‘n Science developed pilot lesson plans for physical education classes. Collaborators included the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, the University of Utah’s Exercise and Sport Science Department, and the Salt Lake Center for Science Education.


Many researchers at the University of Utah study subjects that include both sports and science (learn more here). Sports ‘n Science gives scientists the opportunity to disseminate their research by connecting them with the K-12 community.