Bring the Science of NHL Hockey into Your Classroom!

The National Science Foundation, in partnership with NBC Learn and NBC Sports and the National Hockey League, have developed exciting new materials that highlight the science and math behind professional hockey. 
The 10-part video series exploring the science behind the fastest game on ice is made especially for students and teachers to use in the classroom, the videos will be aligned to lesson plans and national state education standards, and are available to the public cost-free on. The segments will be available on NBCLearn.com and NBCSports.com, Science360.com and NHL.com and will be broadcast on NHL Network and on arena scoreboards throughout the league.

The videos, which feature the NHL players Matt Moulson, Pekka Rinne, Brenden Morrow, Erik Johnson and Jaroslav Halak, were made as a learning tool for teachers and students to use in the classroom. In each video, an NSF-supported scientist explains a selected scientific principle, while NHL athletes describe how the principle applies to their respective positions. The science is broken down by capturing the athletes' movements with a state-of-the-art, high-speed Phantom camera, which has the ability to capture movement at rates of up to 10,000 frames per second.

Each video is embeddable to put on your own personal websites, blogs and social networking pages.
The titles of the videos are:

Work, Energy & Power

Statistics & Averages

Projectile Motion

Mass, Volume & Density

Force, Impulse & Collisions


Reflexes & Reaction Time

Newton's Three Laws Of Motion


The lesson plans were not available online as of the writing of this post. However, they should be available soon on NBCLearn.com. If you are interested in this topic, though, you can check out our Science Netlinks resources Putting the Ice in Hockey and Science of the Olympic Winter Games.



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