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Title: The Science of Speed
Url: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/sos/
Publisher: NASCAR
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Description: A unique partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASCAR is the basis for this fun and informative website. The site features twelve episodes created as part of "The Science of Speed," hosted by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky. Each episode features a NASCAR car in a variety of racing and testing situations, and some special guests turn up, such as Jeff Gordon and Michael McDowell. The topics covered here include car safety, drag & drafting, grip, sound, and friction. Each clip is accompanied by racing footage and expert commentary that makes each encounter lively and compelling. This is a great way to pique the interest of those persons who might find certain aspects of physics and related fields a bit inaccessible. Visitors shouldn't miss the "Firesuits" episode as it explores the world of these very important safety devices.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Recreation. Leisure -- Recreation. Leisure -- Sports -- Motorsports -- Automobile racing
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2012-02-02
Resource Type: MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: The National Science Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-04-17 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-04-16 14:28:14 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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Resource URL Clicks: 1
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