Now in its fourth year, the annual Sydney Olympic Park Innovation Games is a marquee event of National Science Week, traditionally staged as a free one-day sports science expo at Cathy Freeman Park. Event restrictions meant this years Games had their own innovative twist.
Sydney Olympic Park joined forces with representatives from Sydney Thunder, GWS Giants, Sydney Kings, NSWIS and the Australian Olympic Team to demonstrate some fun experiments bringing the sports and science worlds together. Bring Science to life in your classroom with the help of our Australian athletes for some fun and interesting experiments along with lesson plans for your Stage 2 - 3 Primary students.
In this episode Nathan McAndrew & Matthew Gilkes from Sydney Thunder disocver how force, gravity and acceleration can impact an object that is launched when they throw a raw egg to each other from near and far in Cathy Freeman Park.
In this episode Australian Olympic Cyclist Kaarle McCulloch demonstrates the concept of gear ratios down Olympic Boulevard.
In this episode Rebecca Beeson from the GWS Giants demonstrates how the principals of aerodynamics and trajectory determines how the oval-shaped ball behaves in different situations in AFL.
In this episode NSWIS divers Brittany O’Brien and Sam Fricker discover how the density of object vs it's size/weight makes it sink or float in the diving pool at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
In this episode Sydney Kings new recruit Angus Glover discovers how energy can be transferred from kinetic to potential by dropping 2 or more balls of different sizes simultaneously on top of one another at the Quaycentre.