Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ten Lessons on the Math and Science of Hockey

Back in October it looked
like the Bruins might be good.
This evening I spent some time watching the Montreal Canadiens lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning (I root for the Bruins and whoever is playing the Canadiens). Watching the game reminded me of a good resource from NBC Learn called the Science of NHL Hockey.

The Science of NHL Hockey features ten short videos about the math and science of hockey. Through the videos and accompanying lesson plans students can learn about things like obtuse angles, statistics and averages, and Newton's Three Laws of Motion. Each video in the series is accompanied by a transcript and two detailed lesson plans (one for grades 5-8 and one for grades 9-12). All of the videos can be watched online, but they cannot be embedded into other sites.

Applications for Education
I'm always searching for resources that can connect students' personal interests to lesson in the classroom. NBC Learn's Science of NHL Hockey could be a good set of lessons sf you have students who are following the NHL Playoffs or are just generally interested hockey.