There are many events in track and field, such as running, jumping over hurdles, and throwing the discus. The science behind these activities is explained in this high-interest guide. Supporting the engaging and educational narrative are diagrams that display concepts such as runners' starting angles, which help them prepare to execute a sprint. Momentum and gravity are explained in the context of these activities. Helpful fact boxes, graphic organizers, and full-color photographs supply extra information. Readers will understand how science can be applied in the real world.