Sports in Space
Have you ever imaged what it would be like to play baseball on each of the nine
planets? Of course realistically, that would not be possible, as most planets
are quite inhospitable to human ball players -- some donUt even have a solid
surface! Many different factors would affect the way you play on each of the
planets. We are going to explore two: wind and gravity. The idea is to give you
a feel for how hard you would have to hit a baseball on each of the planets to
hit the "home run target."
I am Marty the Martian and I would like to take you with me on a journey around the planets. Come with me as we go play some ball on one of the coolest fields around, the solar system! To play the game, click on the baseball below. Make sure you first go to the planets on the bar at the bottom of the page to learn about each planet before you go there. I recommend that you start on Earth to get a feel for baseball on your own planet before heading out for space. Good luck slugger!
Created by Annie McNerney, Leah Kritzer, Creighton Bradley, Matt Howell, and Megan Strobel. Requires Macromedia Shockwave.
This document has been accessed 7,168 times since
8/24/00 to May 30, 2002 on the MIAVX1 Server. It has been accessed a total of 1 times.
This document was last modified on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 11:51:34.
Please send comments and suggestions to