How a Baseball Pitcher Creates Velocity (Member Created Video)
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New September 2022! Learn from a baseball coach and baseball players how a pitcher creates velocity in this video created by a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: STEM-45**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of a student’s independent research project or class activity related to STEM/Science concepts in sports.
  • Use the video as inspiration for students to create a similar video demonstrating how an athlete’s movement, training, etc. in a sport other than baseball helps him/her create velocity, leverage, momentum, acceleration or any other physical force of their choice. Have a video or two you’d like us to consider publishing as a “member created video” on the website? Email us at and we’ll get back in touch.

To learn more about other activities that incorporate speed and acceleration, check out the full program this segment is edited from: Explore! Fast.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.