These olympic track and field events show of how science can be observed in sports! Check out these simple activities with household objects for kids' STEM! From jumping to throwing objects, kids can observe, graph and measure, putting their science and math skills to the test while having FUN!
At the 1988 Olympic games, Jackie Joyner-Kersee became the first U.S. woman to win gold in the long jump. That year Jackie also took gold in the heptathlon, setting the still-standing world record of 7,291 points. Over her career, Jackie won six Olympic medals—making her the most decorated woman in USA Track and Field history until Allyson Felix earned her seventh Olympic medal in Rio this week.