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Science of Summer Sports

female surfing

Summertime is the perfect time to hit the pool, search out killer surf, or play some beach volleyball. Check out these links to connect science to your choice of summer sport, with a mix of experiments and articles. Use crayons and paint to explore why a surfer needs wax on his or her board. Investigate what helps make a swimmer a good floater in the water. Design your own indoor sports venue. Take your pick from these and more!

  • Water Olympics
    Become a chemistry Olympian as you learn about the properties of water. Will you win the gold in the Amazing Water Race?
  • Measurement Olympics
    You won’t find these events at the Summer Olympics any time soon, but how about your elementary school?
  • Molympics—A Collaborative Project Between HS Teachers and Students
    Science goes sporty as students become champions of Mole Day learning and collaborate with students across the U.S.