Banking on Speed—Science of the Winter Olympics

Get on the right track! Young scholars learn about the importance of momentum and friction during a bobsled ride. A video lesson speaks to a bobsled designer to explain how he considers the physics during the design process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with additional videos from the series to explore friction and momentum from different avenues
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects previous study of friction
  • Requires individual Internet access if assigning for independent viewing
Pros

  • Relates science to a topic of interest to many learners
  • Highlights key scientific vocabulary throughout the video
Cons

  • None
NGSS