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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals bring in different types of skis for comparison
  • Continue researching polymers after viewing the video as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • A familiarity with skiing is helpful
Pros

  • Interviews companies that produce skis as well as Olympic skiers
  • Highlights scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson
Cons

  • None