Showing posts with label hockey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hockey. Show all posts

Friday, April 28, 2017

The History of the Zamboni

The Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing. And even though the Bruins are now eliminated and my childhood team, the Whalers, abandoned me like a bad prom date long ago one thing remains the same, the Zamboni cheers for no one. The Zamboni company produced a poster on the evolution of the Zamboni and some images and a video about how it works.

Applications for Education
If you have students that are passionate hockey fans, you could grab their attention with a short science lesson about refrigeration and ice.

And if you're looking to make your own Zamboni, Red Green has a tutorial for you.

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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Physics of Hockey

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing now. (My Bruins lost to the Canadiens tonight). If you have students who are interested in hockey, the following videos from Smarter Everyday could offer a good way to get students interested in thinking about the science of hockey.