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Q & A: Physics and Skateboarding

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Do you know of any science fair projects which have physics and skateboarding
- Anonymous
A:
There is an excellent website by The Exploratorium that explains all about the . They also have a bunch of cool pictures and videos, and even some activities and experiments that you can do at home.

Some other things you can think about are:

How do different shaped skateboards change the tricks you can do?

How do skateboards made of different materials change what you can do (ie. metal vs. wood, etc.)?

What different postures do you use when you're skateboarding? When do you stand up or crouch down and why? Try having someone take photos of you while you're skateboarding and see if you can explain what's happening in each picture.

There's all sorts of things you can do as projects on this. Just think about it...and be creative! Can you get some of your friends to help you with their skateboards? See all the different tricks you can all do and try to figure out how you do them. Good luck!

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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