What is Science on Ice?
Science on Ice is a GREAT field trip opportunity for schools and community groups that combines science lessons, physical education and ice skating fun. Students in 5th or 6th grades have the chance to learn science concepts in the new Palouse Ice Rink’s Brian P. Dyre Science on Ice Classroom.
• Properties of Water: molecules in motion, phase changes, how a Zamboni makes the ice smooth
• Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion: force, mass & acceleration, hockey puck slingshots
• Rotational Motion in Action: distribution of mass, how do ice skaters twirl?
Learn to Skate
Following the science activities, students will put on skates and have instruction on the basics of ice skating. Beginners will learn forward and backwards skating and stops, and will play games to increase confidence on the ice. More advanced skaters will work on crossovers, hockey stops and basic twirls. All skaters will learn safety tips.