The ice rink can be a great place to learn about science.
Students can learn about the properties of water — how a Zamboni smooths the ice. They can put Newton’s second law of motion to practice — using a slingshot to slide different size hockey pucks across the ice to see firsthand how the different masses of the puck change the distance it will travel.
Students from Whitefish Middle School recently got the chance to spend some time at the Stumptown Ice Den learning about science and also doing a little ice- skating through the Science on Ice program.
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