Hockey (Elastic Collisions): Sports Lab Series
Catalogue Number: BTE106
Producer: Breakthrough Entertainment
Subject: Character Education, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Science, Sports
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 11
Closed Captions: Yes
Host Nykeem and young Chase spend an action-packed day on the ice. They learn about elastic collisions, the science behind the slap shot. When a player prepares to make a slap shot, the stick hits the ice first, making it flex. The flex stores potential energy, and when the stick snaps back it transfers all that energy to the puck, which now moves at high speed. We also learn about how a Zamboni smooths the ice, and a bit about the history of hockey.
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