Olympism: Ski Jump: Faster, Higher, Stronger
Students study the effect of initial speeds and surface conditions on ski jump distances. They experiment with the parameters and demonstrate their effect on the final distance traveled in the ski jump.
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New Review Science of Skis—Science of the Winter Olympics
The materials used to produce skis have come a long way over the years. A short video explains how the materials in skis serve a specific purpose on the course. The lesson explores materials such as fiberglass and polymers.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Olympians Have Changed 1924-2014
Why do Olympic athletes look so different now than in the first Winter Olympics? Discover the evolution of Olympian body types since the first games in 1924. Viewers will discover that Olympian body types began with the ideal athletic...
2 mins 4th - 10th Social Studies & History
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Injury and Recovery
Synthetic scaffolding can be used to regenerate biological tissue, such as muscle, tendons, and ligaments. When perfected, this biotechnological feat will help many injured athletes recover more quickly. Dr.Cato Laurencin explains the...
5 mins 8th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable