Hockey Science

Hockey Science

25 Winning Experiments

Book - 2012
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Learn the science behind what makes hockey so great!

Ever wonder why hockey players tape their sticks? Or why they freeze pucks before a game (they do, you know)? From how pucks slide, to why sticks break, and which angle will get the puck where you want it to go, Hockey Science is a fun exploration of the science behind the great sport of hockey.

Join mad scientists Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone, the creators of Scary Science and Snowy Science , as they go behind-the-scenes of our country's favourite sport with their usual sense of humour and wonder. Each page is full of fun experiments that budding hockey players can try on their own - on or off the ice!

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, c2012.
ISBN: 9781443107778
1443107778
Characteristics: 47 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Johnstone, Leslie
Del Bianco, Lorenzo

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SPL_Childrens Feb 14, 2013

Did you know that science and math play an important part in the game of hockey? It’s true! Many methods and techniques adopted by the NHL in its never-ending quest to improve the game of hockey come straight from the world of science.

One example is “telescoping”. When a goalie moves away from the hockey net towards a player who is taking a shot, it’s a calculated move called “telescoping”, in which the goalie is trying to cut down on the number of angles which a player has to shoot at the net, making scoring more difficult.

Kinetic energy and geometry are behind the way players shoot pucks against the boards around the ice, influencing the speed and the angles at which pucks bounce back.

Readers will discover why hockey pucks are frozen before every game, why “torque” is studied in order to help players skate faster, and how scientific principles are used to improve checking, goalie reflexes and helmet safety.

Ever practical, Hockey Science also explains how smelly bacteria forms on sweaty hockey clothing in a hockey bag or locker – and how to prevent it.

A helpful glossary completes this concise book of intriguing information and related easy-to-follow experiments.

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SPL_Childrens Feb 14, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 11

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