Introduction: What Is STEM?. 6 Athletes. 8 Teams. 22 Arenas, Fields, and Fans. 32 Gear. 44 Winning . . . and the Future. 58 Resources . 62 Series Glossary. 63 Index. 64


Research Projects: Readers are pointed toward area of further in- quiry connected to each chapter. Suggestions are provided for projects that en- courage deeper research and analysis.

Words to Understand: These words with their easy-to-understand defini- tions will increase the reader’s un- derstanding of the text, while building vocab- ulary skills.

Text-Dependent Questions: These questions send the reader back to the text for more careful attention to

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the evidence presented here.

possibilities, and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives.

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series. Words found here increase the reader’s ability to read and comprehend higher-level books and articles in this field.


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