Science of Basketball

The Dallas Mavericks Science of Basketball presented by Flowserve aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through basketball examples. The program involves standards-based curriculum for 5th and 6th grade teachers and hands-on camps for students and teachers.

The 30 selected Physical Education, Math and Science teachers from 15 Dallas ISD schools attend a Science of Sport Teacher Training at the beginning of the semester, at the Mavericks practice facility where they receive a complete Science of Basketball Kit including all of the classroom materials and sporting equipment needed to implement the program at their schools.

This year, current Dallas Maverick Dwight Powell and Mavs Legend Rolando Blackman stopped by to meet the teachers and help demonstrate basketball examples on the court.

Between January – March, the teacher teams teach the curriculum in their classes. Kids from the 15 Dallas ISD schools are then invited back for a field trip in the spring to show-off what they’ve learned in the classroom on the court.


Science of Basketball: Wingspan

Science of Basketball: Wingspan

Wingspan: The distance between one top of the finger to the other.

Science of Basketball: Free Throw

Science of Basketball: Free Throw

Some of the best players in the NBA make 90% or better of their free throws.

Science of Basketball: PSI

Science of Basketball: PSI

Basketball air pressure is important.

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About Science of Sport:

The Science of Sport is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to developing curriculum and programming that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through sports. Programs are designed to bring math and science to life through in-school exercises and hands-on learning by providing engaging programs for students and teachers. The goal is to translate the love of sport into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the science and mathematics underlying the sport. Through this approach, they aim to empower students who may be underperforming academically by relating core curriculum topics to their athletic strengths, capabilities, and interests. Learn more at: