These data can be used for lesson plans by teachers and parents as supplements for traditional classes, as well as for special school projects, after-school enrichment activities, homeschool, and special science camps.
A sample graph from The Science of Snow Sports: Volume 4 is shown below:
- How far does the skier travel in the vertical plane?
- How far does the skier travel in the horizontal plane?
- Draw a sketch of the curved incline on which the skier travels.
- Describe the forces on the skier.
- Calculate the maximum velocity of the skier.
- What event occurs towards the end of the trajectory? Why?
- Describe the entire motion of the skier, using a full paragraph.
- The mass of the skier is 35.93 g and the mass of the skis are 4.60 g. The dimensions of the skis in cm are 7.1 x 1.3 x 0.2. What additional calculations can be made with these values?
Additional graphs similar to those above can be found in the following science lab manuals from Schottenbauer Publishing:
- The Science of Snow Sports
- Volume 1: Force, Acceleration, & Video Analysis (Outdoor Snow & Lab)
- Volume 2: Force & Video Analysis (Plastic Models in Lab)
- Volume 3: Force & Acceleration (Ice-Topped Snow)
- Volume 4: Video Analysis (Models on Curved Surfaces in Lab)
- The Science of Winter Olympic Sports