Take a look at how science helps in different sports from football, to swimming, to NASCAR™.
- Source: Science 360. (2010). Science of speed: friction and heat. Retrieved from http://news.science360.gov/obj/video/7fdabae3-a9f2-4ed0-8059-16da6ad2ea72
- Source: Science 360. (2010). Science of the summer Olympics. Retrieved from http://science360.gov/series/Science+Of+The+Summer+Olympics/84211b74-7ae1-4d9b-9024-5faa6300fc29
- Source: National Science Foundation. (2013). Science of the winter Olympic games. Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/olympics/
- Source: Science 360. (2010). Science of NFL football: Newton’s first law of motion. Retrieved from http://news.science360.gov/obj/video/70fadaa8-c3d4-4132-ba1f-c98be5caeb14/science-nfl-football-newtons-first-law-motion
You are encouraged to conduct additional research to learn more about a sport or other recreational activity that you enjoy.
During the unit address the following questions:
- Share some information about the science behind your sport or recreation of choice.
- How can you categorize the scientific information that you learned about your sport/recreation? For example, does it involve physics, chemistry, and/or biology?
- What technological advances have been made in your favorite activity during its history?
- Have there been any previously held beliefs or customs in your sport/recreation that have been dismissed by scientific research? If so, please explain.
- Now that you have done some research on the science involved in your favorite activity, do you think you can use that information to perform better? Why, or why not?