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# The Science and Engineering of Winter Olympic Games

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Students will learn about the physics, biology and engineering behind Winter Olympic games and the training involved in preparing for the Olympic games. The product includes reading passages, comprehension questions and hands-on activities and engineering challenges.

Important Note:
These activities can be used outside of the Olympics in physical education and the health and science classroom to learn about the science and engineering behind sporting events.

Contents:
Why do athletes train for the Olympics?
- Endurance, aerobic exercise, ATP
How do Olympians coordinate muscle movements?
- Muscle anatomy, myosin and actin, muscle memory
Why do Olympians wear safety gear?
- Elastic vs. inelastic collisions
Helmet Engineering Activity
- Elastic vs. inelastic collisions
How do athletes recover form sports injury?
- Anatomy, stem cells
Why do Olympians wear competition suits?
- Drag, aerodynamic, polymers vs monomers
Aerial Skiers: The Great Physicists of the Olympics
- Angular momentum, torque, inertia, Newton's Laws of Motion
Jump Like an Aerial Skier Activity
- Angular momentum, torque, inertia
How do long ski jumpers fly like birds?
- Drag, gravity, lift, speed
The Perfect Paper Plane Activity
- Drag, gravity, lift, speed
What forces help downhill skiers go fast?
- Acceleration, gravity, friction, Newton's 2nd Law of Motion
How does a half-pipe provide snowboarders with energy?
- Gravity, kinetic energy, potential energy
What does friction have to do with curling?
- Friction, surface contact, hydrophobic
Why are Newton’s Laws of Motion important to speed skating?
- Newton's Laws of Motion
Why is physics more important than physical contact in hockey?
- Elastic collision, momentum, kinetic energy, potential energy

Teacher Notes includes the Flesch-Kincaid Score for each reading. The score varies between 3.5 and 7.3 which converts to a CC reading band of 2nd grade to 8th grade. Please view the preview for a complete breakdown of reading difficulty.

Important Considerations:
• Check out the The Science and Engineering of Summer Olympic Games
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