Figure Skating (Conservation of Angular Momentum - The Momentum of a Spinning Object): Sports Lab Series
Catalogue Number: BTE111
Producer: Breakthrough Entertainment
Subject: Career Education, Character Education, Health and Medicine, Science, Social Studies, Sports
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 11
Closed Captions: Yes
Giuliana, a budding young skater, is working on her double toe jump. Dr. Heather explains that angular momentum is the speed of a spinning object, like a top or a planet. Pro Bryce Davison demonstrates how he gets lift from using the picks on his skates, and how he maximizes his angular momentum once in the air by keeping his arms close to his chest. The Dutch first strapped steel skates to their boots to skate in the 14th century, and by 1908, figure skating was an Olympic sport.
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