Students learn about the different types of skiing and how science plays an integral role in how skiing is done.
Review relevant vocabulary and key terms: terrain, variable, velocity
Questions to ask staff: What differentiates the different types of skiing? What supplies and equipment are needed for each type of skiing?
Describe the terrain; the equipment; the skis.
Observe the body of the skier. How does it move and change position depending on the type of skiing?
Opinion: What is the easiest type of skiing? What is the hardest type of skiing? Why
Compare: Choose two types of skiing and identify their similarities and differences. What are the goals of each type? What skills and equipment are required?
Challenge: Predict which variables would influence the speed of a skier and height a skier could jump. Defend your predictions.