Students learn about the science involved in snowboarding, specifically the halfpipe.
Review relevant vocabulary and key terms: maneuver, rotation
Questions to ask staff: What is the goal of the halfpipe? What tricks and maneuvers can be performed?
Describe the halfpipe course.
Observe what a snowboarder does while he snowboards down the slope; while he’s spinning; while he’s landing.
Opinion: Which sport is more difficult, skiing or snowboarding? Why?
Compare snowboarding to skateboarding.
Challenge: Predict and defend what alterations could be made to the boards and boarders to increase their speed and rotation.