The Science of Figure Skating
My project will create a web article with graphics displayed in a storyboard format that illustrates scientific principles that make figure skating possible. I also plan to design a brochure that can be placed in local rinks for coaches and skaters to take. This project aims to educate coaches about some of the science behind figure skating and technique. I will gather scientific information from faculty in the Physics Department and will gather technical skating information from coaches. I hope to use my experience in skating and my knowledge in science to create a product that visually allows coaches to understand the science behind what they teach. I plan to publish this product through local figure skating clubs like the Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club (EIFSC) and Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities (FSCQC).