Cricket Nina and the Neurons


Cricket

Fun science for preschoolers. Nina investigates how we can get better at catching and throwing, and experimenters Brandon and Ore meet some cricket players.


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# If you've got a question and you don't know where to go

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# Ask Nina for some help Cos she's got a science show

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# She makes sense of her senses While helping all her fans

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# By doing her experiments with potions and with bangs

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-# Touch your tongue

-Tongue

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-# Fingers

-Fingers

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-# Eyes

-Eyes

-Ears

-Ears

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-# Nose

-Nose

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Luke he helps us with our eyes and Felix with our touch

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# Ollie sniffs out smells and scents and Belle she hears so much

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# Bud is Ollie's brother he helps us with our taste

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# They're Nina's little Neurons and they're coming to your place

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-# Touch your tongue

-Tongue

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-# Fingers

-Fingers

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-# Eyes

-Eyes

-Ears

-Ears

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-# Nose

-Nose

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know Yeah!

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Oh, yeah! #

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Oh, hello there. Look, I can juggle.

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Oh...er...

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No, I can't. It's quite hard to catch them in your hands.

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BEEPS

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I hear a beep, I see a flash. I wonder what they're going to ask.

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BOTH: Hi, Nina.

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-Hi.

-We've got a question for you.

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How do we get better at catching and throwing?

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That's a great question. How do we get better at catching and throwing?

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Catching and throwing can be great fun.

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Why not come to my lab and we'll investigate?

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BOTH: See you soon, Nina. Bye.

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Bye.

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I'll need help to answer this and I know just who to ask.

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OK, Neurons, time to get to work.

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ALL: Neurons at the ready, Nina.

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OK. Today's question is, how do we get better at catching and throwing?

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Which Neuron will be most useful to help find the answer?

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ALL: Me! Me! Me! Oh, me!

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Will it be fabulous Felix?

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I can help so very much if you need the sense of touch.

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Will it be beautiful Belle?

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I send messages to brain from ear. If there's a sound, I'll help you hear.

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Will it be lovely Luke?

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For looking and seeing, day or night,

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I'll help you with your sense of sight.

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Will it be awesome Ollie?

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If it's pongy or whiffy but you can't tell,

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my messages help your sense of smell.

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Or will it be baby Bud?

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Sour, salty, bitter or sweet, I'm your taste buddy whenever you eat!

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It's Luke.

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ALL: Go, Luke! Go, Luke!

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Cool, Nina. I'll be looking out to help you.

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Today's question is how do we get better at catching and throwing?

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Seeing a ball helps us catch it,

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so Luke, our sight Neuron will help us today.

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But stand by, Neurons. I may need help from all of you.

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I need to get the lab ready before they arrive.

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Brandon loves playing hide and seek.

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Ore likes investigating new things.

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We play lots of games with catching and throwing.

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It can be really hard to catch sometimes.

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But they both want to know

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how to get better at catching and throwing.

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So today, for one day only, Ore and Brandon become the experimenters.

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Hi, guys.

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BOTH: Hi, Nina.

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Welcome to my lab, and thank you for your question,

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"How do we get better at catching and throwing?"

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To find out, let's start by using our senses.

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ALL: Whoop whoo! A senses experiment. We're ready, Nina.

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Let's look at some people playing sports where catching

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and throwing are really important.

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Rugby.

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Netball.

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Cricket.

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Oh, I love catching and throwing.

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So do I, Belle. Let's do some catching and throwing.

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I've got two kinds of balls here. Little ping pong balls.

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And big beach balls.

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I'm going to throw these and you try and catch them.

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OK, and we'll start with the big beach balls.

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Here we go.

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Good catch.

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Here you go, Brandon.

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Lovely catch, well done.

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Hey!

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Good boy. That wasn't my best throw. Well done.

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Oh. Great catching, experimenters.

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Now, did you find those balls hard or easy to catch?

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Easy to catch.

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Which part of our bodies do we use when we catch?

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Our arms and hands.

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Yes, we use our arms to reach, and our hands to grab.

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And we also use another part of our body, and it's very important.

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Any ideas, Luke?

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Our eyes, Nina.

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Of course, Luke.

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We need to use our eyes to watch where the ball's going

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so that our hands are in the right place.

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Let's try the ping pong balls.

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Ooh!

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Oh, goodness. This looks really hard.

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Very close.

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Yes!

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Caught one.

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Well done, experimenters.

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Was that harder or easier?

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BOTH: Harder.

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Yeah.

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Ping pong balls are much smaller, and small balls are harder to see.

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And we have to keep our eye on the ball so we can catch it.

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And there's another reason too.

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Because they're small, your hands

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have to be in exactly the right place to catch them.

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With this big one, there's lots for my hand to grab on to.

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So I can hold it here, or...

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here, or...

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here, or...

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here.

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But with these little ones... Oh!

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Ah!

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I didn't catch it. That's OK.

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With these small balls, you've got to close your hands at exactly

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the right time and place as the ball moves through the air.

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So it's much harder to catch.

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Let's go and see a real expert who gets

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lots of practice at catching and throwing.

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Oh, I wonder where we're going today.

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A catching and throwing expert? Where will we find one of those?

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-A fisherman does lots of catching.

-Fishing? That sounds slimy. Eurgh!

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There's no fishing here, that's for sure.

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But I think I see some catching and throwing experts.

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We've already learned that we need to use our eyes

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for catching a moving ball.

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We're at Edgbaston, which is a famous ground for playing...

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BOTH: Cricket!

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That's right. We can see some cricketers

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practising their bowling, batting, and fielding.

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So the bowler throws - or bowls -

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towards the batter.

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And the batter hits the ball.

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And the fielders race to catch it

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and throw it back to the bowler as fast as they can.

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If someone misses a catch,

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the other team could score more points

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so catching and throwing are super important.

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Can you see those cricketers are doing

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some really hard catching and throwing?

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Listen to the noise the ball makes. I love it!

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And look how far it goes.

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-Wow, did you see that?

-Yes!

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She had to run to catch it. It's hard enough catching a ball

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when it's coming straight towards you.

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But that ball was nowhere near her.

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She had to work out where it was going, to catch it.

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How does she know where the ball will go?

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That's a great question. Let's do an experiment to find out.

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Now, I've brought a ball here, but what's funny about it?

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-It's got a tail.

-Yeah.

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A ball with a tail?

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Calm down, Bud. Most balls don't have tails.

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But this one has it for a very good reason.

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We are going to throw the ball, and watch what happens to the tail.

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Let's do it.

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Here we go.

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Aww!

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Whoo-hoo! Good throw.

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-Good catch.

-You caught the tail. Well done.

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Oh, lovely throw.

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Can you see how the tail is helping us to see how the

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ball moves through the air.

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What sort of shape is it making?

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A curve.

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It's a bit like the shape of a rainbow.

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You're right. It is a bit like a rainbow.

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Have a look at this.

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When a ball is thrown through the air,

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it moves in a curve like a rainbow.

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So cricketers can imagine the curve the ball will follow,

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and with practice, they can figure out where the curve will end up.

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So they can run to catch the ball.

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Now, who wants to play some cricket?

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-BOTH: Me-e-e!

-Come on!

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Hi, there.

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ALL: Hi, guys.

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They've got a softer ball, because a cricket ball is very hard.

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Oh!

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Get it, get it! Yay!

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Yeah!

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Good catch.

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NEURONS: Whoo! Whee-hee!

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Well done. You did some great catching.

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Balls travel through the air in a curve.

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And when we imagine the curve,

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we can work out where we need to be to catch the ball.

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That's right, Neurons.

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But to play cricket, or even just to play catch,

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you have to be good at catching and throwing.

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So let's do one final experiment.

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Now look at how the fielder is standing.

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Can you copy her?

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That's really good.

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Her throwing arm is behind her.

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She's standing side on.

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What's she doing with her hand?

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It's pulled right back.

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Yes, and I wonder why.

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Let's do an experiment to find out

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with these balls.

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OK, we're going to do it underarm,

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and I want you to pull your arm back just a little bit.

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That's it, and...throw!

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-Oh.

-Ore's went the furthest.

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-Now, did they go a long way?

-No.

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No, they didn't.

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I think we need to try again,

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but this time pull our arms further back.

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And throw!

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Whee!

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Look how far the balls go.

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Yay!

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That was much better.

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Pulling back your arm gives the ball power to go further.

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And standing in the right way helps too.

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That's right, Neurons. Pulling our arms back gave the ball more power.

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Just like pulling back a rubber band.

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Let's head back to the lab.

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# Nina and the Neurons. #

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So, your question was, how do we get better at catching and throwing?

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And I think we've answered it.

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We need to use our eyes to watch a ball if we want to catch it.

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The small balls were more difficult to catch than

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the big ones because they're harder to see, and to get hold of.

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The balls fly in a curve like a rainbow.

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If you imagine the curve, you can work out where the ball will go.

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That's the secret of catching.

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I loved the feeling when we threw the balls.

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If you pull your arm back, you can throw the ball further.

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I hope that answered your question.

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BOTH: Thanks, Nina. Bye.

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You're welcome. Bye.

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If you want to know more about the science that's all around us,

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go to the Nina section on the CBeebies website. Have fun.

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ALL: On your marks, get set, go.

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# Get sporty

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# Dooby, dooby, doop, doop Dooby, dee, doo

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# Get sporty

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# Dooby, dooby, doop, doop Dooby, dee, doo

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# If you're itching for some exercise

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-# From your head down to your toes

-Toes!

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# Why not try out something new?

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-# And give it a real go?

-Go!

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-# Whenever you are restless and feeling kind of bored

-Bored...

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# Grab your friends and go outside and try a brand-new sport

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# Get sporty

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# Dooby, dooby, doop, doop Dooby, dee, doo

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# Get sporty

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# Dooby, dooby, doop, doop Dooby, dee, doo

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# Spinning, throwing, running, jumping, lots of fun to do

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# Cycling, diving, sliding, rolling, It's really up to you

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# Yoo-hoo!

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# If you're wondering how a swimmer swims or a bike can go so fast

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# Give it a bash and make it last It's time to go get sporty.

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# Get sporty

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# Dooby, dooby, doop, doop Dooby, dee, doo

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# Get sporty

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# Dooby, dooby, doop, doop Dooby, dee, doo

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# Get sporty

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# Dooby, dooby, doop, doop Dooby, dee, doo

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# Get sporty

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# Dooby, dooby, doop, doop Dooby, dee, doo. #

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Remember, whether it's inside, outside, on a bike, or in a pool,

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we can all try something new and get sporty.

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See you again soon. Bye.

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ALL: Bye!

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Get sporty!

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Super scientist Nina and her young Experimenters travel the UK in search of sporting wonders. With the help of Nina's five animated sense Neurons, they explain why sports people are so amazing and how we can all get out and get sporty.

Nina investigates how we can get better at catching and throwing - with the help of Luke, her sight neuron.

Experimenters Brandon and Ore visit Nina in her lab and discover that it's easier to catch big balls than small balls. They then visit Edgbaston cricket ground and meet some cricket players to find out about catching and how they can tell where the ball is going to land. Finally, they have a go at throwing for themselves and discover how to throw as far as they can.


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