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The Science of NHL Hockey

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Visit this site: http://science360.gov/series/Science+of+NHL+Hockey/41c74cc3-2d9a-40f6-95c1-76c04834afce

Author:National Science Foundation (NSF)
Description: This 10-part series explores the science behind hockey. Running about four to five minutes in length, each video features an NSF-supported scientist explaining a selected scientific principle, while athletes from the National Hockey League (NHL) describe how these principles apply to their positions on the rink. Mathematical videos cover topics such as reflexes and reaction time, with goaltender Pekka Rinne; statistics and averages, with goaltender Jaroslav Halak; vectors, with left winger Matt Moulson; hockey geometry, with left winger Brenden Morrow; and kinematics, with defenseman Erik Johnson. Highlight clips from professional games intersperse every video, along with slow-motion, high-speed camerawork that allows for frame-by-frame illustration. Also available from NBC Learn.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Vectors, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Mechanics of Solids, Sports

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