The following graph is excerpted from Volume 4 of The Science of Snow Sports from Schottenbauer Publishing.
- Using a red pen, separate the graph into the following segments: (a) At Rest on Top of Slope, (b) Trajectory on Slope, (c) Trajectory in Air, (d) Trajectory on Ground, (e) At Rest on Ground.
- Create a table with the above categories, including: (a) Initial Time, (b) Ending Time, (c) Highest x Value, (d) Lowest x Value, (e) Highest y Value, (f) Lowest y Value.
- Using the above information, calculate the average velocity during the trajectory on the slope in terms of the speed in the x direction, the y direction, and overall.
- Using the above information, calculate the average velocity in the air in terms of the speed in the x direction, the y direction, and overall.
- What occurs after the model skier hits the ground?
Additional data on snow sports 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
Schottenbauer Publishing also features other books on sport science, including:
Graphs & Data for Science Lab: Multi-Volume Series
- The Science of Athletic Training
- The Science of Exercise Equipment
- The Science of Gymnastics
- The Science of Yoga, Pilates, & Ballet