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Learning About Softball

Scenario:
You decide to learn more about softball. Search the internet for answers to your questions.

Questions:

  1. Who invented softball? 
     
  2. Softball is similar to baseball.  What are some of the differences?
     
  3. In what year was softball invented?
     
  4. How old does that make the sport of softball?
     
  5. In what year was softball first played in the Olympic Games?
     
  6. What country won the gold medal in softball that year? 
     
  7. Who won the gold medal in softball at the next Olympics?
     
  8. How many players play for each team in softball?
     
  9. How many points does a team earn for a run?
     
  10. What is the distance in feet between each base in regulation play?
     
  11. How far does a player run if she hits a home run?
     
  12. How wide is home plate?
     
  13. How far from home plate is the pitcher’s mound?
     
  14. What is the diameter of a softball in regulation play?
     
  15. What is the maximum diameter of a softball bat in regulation play?
     

1Search Engines:
Google: http://www.google.com
Yahoo: http://www.yahoo.com
Ask: http://www.ask.com
MSN: http://search.msn.com
About.com: http://www.about.com

2Encyclopedias:
Encarta: http://encarta.msn.com
Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org