Category: Entertainment . Last updated June 20, 2023.« Back to Themes
Connect science to your favorite sport, with a mix of activities, demos, labs, articles and videos.
- The Chemistry of Running from Annenberg Learner
Train your avatar in this interactive animation, then check out the results.
- The Chemistry of Sports Drinks from the Royal Society of Chemistry
Try out two activities with your club, the all-in-one sports drinks, and powering our muscles to find out how chemists have contributed to the improvement of athletic performance.
- The Color-Changing Sports Drink: An Ingestible Demonstration from the Journal of Chemical Education
Investigate color changes and pH in student-made sports drinks.
- Energy in Hot and Cold Packs
Athletes at every level often need muscle and pain relief from hot and cold packs. Learn what causes the temperature change in the packs.
- What’s in My Sports Drink? from Colby College
Students test sports drinks for caffeine, sugar, and electrolytes.
- Electrolyte Challenge: Orange Juice Vs. Sports Drink from Science Buddies
Does a sports drink provide more electrolytes than orange juice?
- A Surfboard Made by a Rocket Scientist from Popular Science
This polymer can take you into space… or the surf.
- New Doping Test from UPI
Part of the Olympics takes place behind the scenes, in the lab. What tests are there to see if athletes are keeping the competition clean?
- A Brief Guide to Doping in Sports
from Compound Interest
Trying to get an inside edge using doping isn't a new idea. What are some of the things used before?
- Sustainability of the Olympics from Phys.org
Are the Games green? These rankings tell the tale.
- What Are Olympic Medals Made of? from ThoughtCo.
We hate to break it to you, but gold doesn’t necessarily mean gold. Find out what’s in the medal you see on the podium.
- Have Surfers Discovered the Future of Sustainable Design? From GreenBiz
This “wave of innovation” includes boards made from the sea.
- Ice Skating in July on Synthetic Ice from Interesting Engineering
These updated choices can help you get onto the “ice” even when temperatures soar.
- Artificial Snow: A Slippery Slope from ChemMatters Magazine
Some experts are concerned that too much artificial snow could affect natural water-table levels, which are the boundaries between saturated ground and dry ground.
- Olympic Ski Racers - The Chemistry of Wax from Science News Explores
The right chemistry choice can mean the difference between making it to first or second place on the slopes.
- Making Skis Strong Enough for Olympians To Race On
from The Conversation
They’ve gone from ash wood to high tech materials. What’s in them today?
- The Science of Curling from Battelle Insider
These stones slip and slide their way toward the target… and winning glory.
- The Science of Distance Running from ACS Reactions
Running and chemistry? Yes! You basically need three things to run a marathon: energy, oxygen and water.
How is Artificial Snow Made? from ACS Reactions
This video takes a look at the science and chemistry behind how artificial snow is made.