Google Hangouts for "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games"
In advance of Sochi 2014, we held two Google+ Connected Classrooms Hangouts on Air with scientists from the new series "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games" -- produced with NBC Olympics and the National Science Foundation. You can now stream them on our YouTube page with your own students!
The Science of Skiing
First up: Bioengineering professor JORDAN GERTON of the University of Utah explained the physical concepts that help Olympic skiers and figure skaters go for the gold. First, watch this video featuring Jordan, then watch the hangout at The Science of Skiing.
The Science of Snow
For our second Hangout, we talked to Dr. SARAH KONRAD, a professor at the University of Wyoming -- and a former Winter Olympian herself -- about that white fluffy stuff that's an essential part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Much thanks to all the classes who participated, and to our scientists!