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Spinning / Water Skiing


Price: $29.95
Order Number: 711.0019
Format : DVD

This product includes a DVD, CD-ROM (contains additional student activities) and online access to a Teacher’s Guide. The CD-ROM includes a Spanish language soundtrack.

Spinning- How do ice skaters spin so fast? Olympic champion Scott Hamilton uses physics to answer that question. He demonstrates how the principle of angular momentum helps him spin with incredible speed. Your students learn how figure skaters spin, how they increase their spinning speed, and the definition of gyroscopic action.

Concepts: Conservation of energy, rotary motion, angular momentum, gyroscopic action, stability.

Water Skiing- What does it take for a skier to skim across the water? Host SuChinPak finds that water skis and kites have a lot in common. He discovers that the size of the ski, weight of the skier and speed of the boat are all important factors in this popular sport. Your students learn how water skis are different from other skis, how water skis or feet stay on top of the water, how the size of a ski affects how fast the boat has to go.

Concepts: Forces and motion, action reaction, deflection of a fluid, fluid flow.

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click here for Teacher’s Guide

Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television
Series Order #711

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