Most people with cable TV have been huddled around watching the Olympics the past week. I proudly include myself in that group! And I can shamelessly say I’m becoming addicted to Curling. It is such an incredibly skillful sport, not to mention the epitome of competitive Physics! Ahh…my dream come true!
I just watched these ladies beat the Russian team…
I wish I played Curling so I could describe the rules, strategies, etc., but I’m not, so I’ll just give the link for the Wikipedia page, which is surprisingly thorough.
Other science teaching bloggers have been posting about the Olympics as well, check out these posts:
- Speed Skating, ABCNews
- Apolo Ohno Physics, dot physics
- The Science of Figure Skating, Steve Spangler
- It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s the Science of Olympic Ski Jumpers, Steve Spangler
- The Science of Bobsledding at the Olympics, Steve Spangler
- Science of Snowboarding in the Olympics, Steve Spangler
Finally, a comment on snowboarding by the infamous Dave Barry:
Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough…. I now realize that the small hills you see on ski slopes are formed around the bodies of forty-seven-year-olds who tried to learn snowboarding.