Exploratorium's Skateboard Science
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|Watch a webcast (RealPlayer) of professional skateboarders performing as an Exploratorium staff physicist explains the physics behind this extreme sport; also, an interview with a skateboard designer, and a Flatland Freestyle demo. "Trickscience" looks at fundamental skateboarding moves (ollies, mid-air maneuvers, and halfpipes) and the physics principles behind them. "Equipment" explores the basic elements of the skateboard: boards, wheels, and trucks. With a glossary of terms. Project participants include Thrasher magazine.|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Mechanics of Solids, Sports|
|Math Ed Topics:||Museum Education|
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