Friday, February 12, 2010

4th & 5th grades - The science of the Olympic Winter Games!

The Olympic Winter Games run during our February/Mid-winter break. They start on February 12th and go until the closing ceremony on February 28th.

Below are a few videos about how some Olympians compete in their sports.
(for more videos check out the website Science of the Olympic Winter Games)

Choose one of the videos to watch. After you watch it post a comment about what you learned. Is it a sport you might want to try? Does seeing the video make it easier to understand how the athletes do it? Has your idea of the Olympics and the athletes changed since watching the video?

These are a few questions to get you thinking. Pick a video, watch it, and post a comment on your thoughts related to what you saw, heard, and learned...

Acrobatic ski jumping:


The science of Snowboarding:

Figure Skating:

Watch one of the videos here, or feel free to go to the Science of the Olympic Winter Games website to check out some of the others. Make sure to post your thoughts about the video you watched when you are done.

Please respond in full and complete sentences, paragraph form - double check your work before posting your comment. Once you post your comment Mr. Casal will be notified and he will grade and approve your post. Your comment will not appear on the blog until Mr. Casal has read and approved it.

Have a great week off Watch the Olympics and have fun!

Remember - Comment as "Name/URL" and use your first name and last initial (proper capitalization, no URL)- please respond in full and complete sentences - double check your work before posting your comment.