Exploratorium's Science of Hockey
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|This site takes you inside the game: you'll hear from National Hockey League players and coaches, as well as leading physicists and chemists. Divided into seven main sections: the ice (why is ice slippery?), skating (what are the mechanics involved in skating?), gear (what high-tech materials are the players using?), saves (how fast is your reaction time? could you stop the puck?), shooting (how do you slap a puck 100 miles per hour?), checking (how much energy is generated by a mid-ice collision?), and hockey fitness (how do you get in shape and stay healthy in the game of hockey?). Also, a "high speed gallery" of movies (QuickTime) illustrating slapshots, glove saves, wrist shots, hockey stops, blocker saves, and one-timers. With audio and video (RealMedia) clips. The Science of Hockey was made possible with the assistance of the NHL's San Jose Sharks.|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Equations, Ratio/Proportion, Human Biology, Chemistry, Mechanics of Solids, Sports|
|Math Ed Topics:||Museum Education|
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