Skateboarding is awesome. Science and practice make it work.
What’s In It Get the Printable Concept Sheet
Enjoy as pro skaters show off their coolest stuff. But enjoy it even more as we figure out how it works! Combining sick moves, the occasional magic trick, and plenty of your insight, we explore the science of skateboarding.
But don’t just take our word for it: go ahead and watch it!
What You Learn
Physical science, or athletics? Well, they go together! We can go lots of different directions with a little push: we tailor the show to you. Typically, we start by exploring these ideas:
- Distribution of force – how safety equipment works
- Center of mass – twist, spin, and rip!
- Center of gravity – stand up on that skateboard, and don’t fall down!
- Inertia and Vector Decomposition – skate tricks and projectile motion
The SkateScience show requires a large, flat area. Parking lots and school gyms tend to work well. Audiences are usually between 30 and 300 people, but we can make it work if your group size is a bit out of this range. A great school assembly or community event for all ages!
If you want to bring SkateScience to your school or event, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!