What Makes Sport Gear Safer? introduces kids to how engineers use science to design sports gear that helps prevent athletes from getting hurt. Kids can learn about cutting edge technology (like how some knee pads now act like Oobleck) and get insight into current controversies about sports gear (like why helmets will not prevent concussions). What Makes Sports Gear Safer? is a prose nonfiction book written for Lerner Publishing's Engineering Keeps Us Safe series. It is written for students in upper elementary and middle school.
Teachers and Home School parents can use this book to teach concepts of engineering, the integration of science and technology, forces and motion, and human health and safety.