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Science of the Olympic Winter Games 2010 from the National Science Foundation
Do you need to compare your tennis stroke to an elite athlete or just need some tips on technique for the different tennis strokes? http://tennis.about.com/ has
Photo Study of Roger Federer’s Forehand
Photo Study of Nadal’s backhand
Exploratorium- the science of sport
There are sport science resources and activities on the Exploratorium museum of science, art, and human perception website.
The sport science of a curve ball in baseball; Reaction time; How equipment design has impacted sport; The biomechanics of sports; The science of ice hockey, skateboarding, cycling. http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/sport-science
Motion and Matter (force, power …) http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/motion-matter
How to Make a Lung
Make a Lung with household items and understand how it works
Great online quiz – Kahoot
Engaging way to check for understanding in class
Reliability and validity of a GPS-enabled iPhone “app” to measure physical activity
Interested in reading our paper Reliability and validity of a GPS-enabled iPhone “app” to measure physical activity.
Download fulltext here http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/hzEJY3Gc4wH2GmJKVugh/full
Physical Activity ‘apps’
There are are lots of apps that measure physical activity. ‘Moves’ and ‘Breeze’ are two that both measure your physical activity but also provide either prompts to get you to move more to meet your daily physical activity targets or visual feedback so you can track your progress. This is similar to jawbone and fitbit, that also provide interesting data but these both require an external device that links to an app rather than being able to use a smartphone on its own to track your physical activity.
Moves app (iOS, Android) – provides a nice storyline of your physical activity progress weather it be walking, cycling or running. You can also add in other activities for it to recognise when you move. http://www.moves-app.com On Twitter @movesapp
Breeze app (iOS) – tracks steps and mileage, keeps track of your daily goal. http://breezeapp.com On Twitter @BreezeApp