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National Science Week

The Innovation Games series hosted by TV presenter, author and STEM+ communicator Lee Constable, fresh from her four-year stint hosting science program Scope on Network 10, bringing the sports and science worlds together.

This year representatives from Sydney Thunder, GWS Giants, Sydney Kings, NSWIS and the Australian Olympic Team demonstrate some fun experiments you can try at home #innovationgames

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 have meant this year the Games will have their own innovative twist. 


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Episode 1
Egg Toss with Nathan McAndrew & Matthew Gilkes (Sydney Thunder)

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.

Episode 2
Gear Ratios with Kaarle McCulloch (AUS)

In this episode Australian Olympic Cyclist Kaarle McCulloch demonstrates the concept of gear ratios down Olympic Boulevard.

Episode 3
Kicking Trajectory with Rebecca Beeson (GWS GIANTS)

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.

Episode 4 
Sink or Float? with Sam Fricker and Brittany O'Brien (AUS/NSWIS)

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.



Episode 5 
Ball Drop with Angus Glover (Sydney Kings)

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.


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