I’m copy/pasting this Science and Engineering of the winter Olympics from NBC since this is in two days. Fantastic real life learning opportunity.
In advance of Sochi 2014, teachers and their classes are invited to a Connected Classrooms Hangout on Air for “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,” a unique video series created by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation, exploring the science and engineering behind the amazing athletics at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. First, watch the series at www.nbclearn.com/science-and-engineering-of-the-2014-olympic-winter-games. Then join us at an exciting Connected Classrooms hangout featuring NBC Learn producers and the scientists from the videos.
First up: Bioengineering professor JORDAN GERTON of the University of Utah will explain the physical concepts that underlie the moves that skiers and figure skaters need to do to reach for the gold medal. Wed, Jan 29, from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Time.
Before the hangout, all participating classes are asked to watch the video featuring Jordan at www.nbclearn.com/science-and-engineering-of-the-2014-olympic-winter-games/cuecard/68293, and come prepared with questions. Also, bring a swiveling office chair to the hangout so Jordan can lead students through a simple experiment on angular momentum. Sign up here: