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Web Links for Summer 2016
2016 Summer Olympics and Olympic Athletes


Rio 2016 Summer Olympics   
Click on the photos to learn about each Olympic sport

    Information about Brazil

Olympic Athletes
Team USA            Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes

Needham's Olympians  
          Needham Historical Society        
Aly Raisman - Athlete, Gymnast


Local Parks and Activities

Rosemary Pool

Local Fields and Parks        Local Playgrounds       Local Hiking Trails

Charles River Peninsula:     Needham      Take a Day Trip 

MA State Parks                  MA Bike Trails


Summer Reading Performers

John Higby, The Yo-Yo Guy - June 20 at 4:30 PM

Caravan Puppets  - July 7 at 10:30 AM

To Be Fit – Magic and Juggling Show - July 25 at 4:30 PM

Boston Hoop - August 6 at 2:00 PM

Steve Songs  - August 8 at 4:30 PM

Todd Brodeur World Class Frisbee Show  - August 16 at 4:30 PM


Sports Science

ESPN Sports Science - Short videos explaining the science behind specific sports phenomena.

Exploratorium:      Sport! Science Q&A.             Sport Science videos.

Text, illustrations, and videos explain the science behind curveballs, steering a bicycle, &  more.

 “Sid the Science Kid.” on PBS Kids

Teaching Kids About Motion (in Physics)  
Learn basic physics principles relating to movement.

“Sports Balls” by Billy Reid.

Bill Nye “the Science Guy” examines the science behind baseball.