Monday, January 25, 2010

The Science of the Olympic Games

Teachers and parents can take advantage of students’ interest in the Vancouver Olympics to make science more accessible to them by illustrating how scientific principles apply to competitive sports.

NBC Learn has teamed up with the National Science Foundation to provide teachers and students 16 original videos that delve into the physics, biology, chemistry and materials engineering behind the Olympic Winter Games. Topics include "The Science of Snowboarding" and "Slapshot Physics: Hockey" and are narrated by the affable Lester Holt of NBC News.

For additional educational resources to use during the 2010 Winter Games, click here.

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