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Science of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Science of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

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Interested in figuring out figure skating? NBC Learn has some cool resources for learning about the sciences through sports, including the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. Apparently, they're partnering with the National Science Foundation to unravel the physics, biology, chemistry, materials science and math behind the games.

The videos are very slickly produced (as you might expect from NBC), free, and run about 5 minutes each. You can check them out here:

http://www.nbclearn.com/olympics

You can also find lesson plans and activities to go with the videos on the Winter Olympic Games from Lessonopoly on Gooru:

http://www.goorulearning.org/#profilepage&id=cd46b323-83d6-44ef-acf1-cef0705623db&folderid=7c5118f2-e695-4e75-9859-ebc4fad1456c&level=1

If you have any resources, activities, or lesson plans related to the Olympic Games, please share them.

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Laura Thomas's picture
Laura Thomas
Director, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal
Facilitator 2014

Wow- lots of good resources here. I'm going to pass this along to my clients and students. Thanks much!

Michelle Macumber's picture
Michelle Macumber
Learning Center Community Leader - VIF International Education

Thanks, Susie! Happy to be following you on Twitter and Pinterest now as well!

Michelle Macumber's picture
Michelle Macumber
Learning Center Community Leader - VIF International Education

Glad you enjoyed the toolkit, Laura! Feel free to pass it on to anyone else with the Sochi 2014 spirit!

Gwen Pescatore's picture
Gwen Pescatore
President Home & School Assoc, #ParentCamp Organizer, Co-Moderator #PTchat

Shared on Twitter by Justin Tarte...
"@justintarte via @rmbyrne 26 Videos About the Science of the Winter Olympics http://ow.ly/2DCOaO "

Matt Davis's picture
Matt Davis
Freelance Contributor at Edutopia
Blogger 2014

Wow, everyone these are all great resources. I wrote about the learning Olympics here earlier this month -- http://www.edutopia.org/blog/winter-olympics-2014-learning-resources-mat... -- I could definitely add everything from this thread. They're all so great.

Another great resource from today --Teaching the Sochi Olympics from the NY Times Learning Network. There's tons of great ideas for Science/Health/Math lessons there:

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/teaching-the-sochi-olympics...

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Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia
Staff

In the comments to Matt's blog post, Shelley shared the following:

EDSITEment has a feature with resources geared to the k - 12 community related to the Winter Games being played out in Sochi, Russian style. It places this year's games in context and includes many links to resources on Russian history and culture.

From Russia with Sport: 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/russia-sport-2014-winter-olympics-sochi

Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia
Staff

Great video, Amy. Who knew there was so much controversy around the physics of curling???

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