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16 Olympic Sports Linked To Science

CJ Westerberg, February 11, 2010 6:34 PM

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Video Collaboration by National Science Foundation & NBC
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn came up with a very smart idea applying science concepts to individual sports at the Olympics with quick video clips. 

Spread the word!  16 Videos - Watch Two Below. 

Link to site here  for all 16 videos.  We feature two videos below, ski jumping and figure skating (each about 4 or 5 minutes)- here is excerpt from website:


"NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to produce Science of the Olympic Winter Games, a 16-part video series that explores the science behind individual Olympic events, including Downhill and Aerial Skiing, Speed Skating and Figure Skating, Curling and Hockey, and Ski Jumping, Bobsledding and Snowboarding.

In each piece in the series, which is narrated by NBC News anchor Lester Holt, NSF-funded scientists explain selected laws of physics and principles of chemistry, biomechanics and physiology; Olympic athletes and hopefuls Rachael Flatt, Julie Chu, J.R. Celski, John Shuster and others describe how these principles apply to their respective sports.

The science is broken down by capturing the athletes' movements with a state-of-the-art, high-speed camera called the Phantom Cam, which has the astonishing ability to capture movement at rates of up to 1500 frames per second. This allows frame-by-frame illustrations of Newton's Three Laws of Motion, the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum, friction, drag, speed, velocity, and other scientific concepts."


First video is ski-jumping, second one is figure-skating:





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