Friday, February 5, 2010

Linky Love: The Science of the Olympics

How does angular momentum help figure skater Rachael Flatt achieve the perfect triple toe loop? How does elastic collision allow three-time Olympic hockey player Julie Chu convert a game-winning slapshot? How do Newton’s Three Laws of Motion propel short track speed skater J.R. Celski to the finish line? These are just a few of the scientific principles explored in a special 16-part video series entitled “The Science of the Olympic Winter Games,” presented by NBC Learn, NBC Olympics and the National Science Foundation.

I know I have already posted linky love for today, but after finding such an amazing video series explaining the science behind the Olympics, I couldn't resist.  

Consider it a bonus post!!  


1 comment:

mlu4409 said...

JR Celski is such an incredible athlete. I'm really excited to see him compete in the Olympics this week.