STEM Basketball Resources, Activities & Curriculum

Basketball History

This madehow article can be used to help students understand some of the history behind basketball and how a basketball is made.

Pass Types

This video shows students the basic three types of passes – chest, bounce, and overhead – and even incorporates a more difficult pass into the mix.

The Science Behind Shooting

During the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors demonstrates and explains he just “tried to put it up in the air” to ensure he did not come up short on his shot. Thus, creating a high shot with a soft landing: by increasing the height of your launch-point, it elevates the entry-angle. Subsequently, leaving more space and a higher chance to score.

Career Interest Survey

In order to choose a career that will give you personal satisfaction, you must spend some time thinking about what really interests you. This activity helps you match your interests to different types of careers. For each item, circle the letter of the activity you would rather do. It doesn’t matter if you like both of them a lot or dislike both of them a lot; just pick the one you would rather do, and circle that letter.

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Basketball Technology

The link below will take you to the app we use in STEM Basketball Module 7.0. This app uses artificial intelligence to measure shot tracking and analytics . Follow the link to find out more information HomeCourt app

Calculating Calories

Every activity, including our own STEM Basketball Module 6.0, has its own Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) value that reflects how much oxygen your body consumes doing the activity. The University of South Carolina has published one of the most extensive charts available on MET’s. It can be found here.

HomeCourt App Video

Here is a video from the September 2018 Apple event. The video features Basketball Hall of Fame member Steve Nash and HomeCourt co founder David Lee who present on the HomeCourt app. The app features Artificial Intelligence, Science, and Basketball shot tracking.

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