Teachers looking for a way incorporate the Olympic Winter Games into science activities in classrooms can utilize lesson plans and videos created by the National Science Foundation and NBC Learn. The program is called Science of the Olympic Winter Games and is presented on Lessonopoly, a site designed to help teachers create and share lessons plans and connect with other teachers via online communities.
From the Lessonopoly website:
With the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics upon us, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at the secret behind the sports: science and math! Lessonopoly has created student activities and lesson plans to support the video series, Science of the Olympic Winter Games, created by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation. Featuring exclusive footage from NBC Sports and contributions from Olympic athletes and NSF scientists, the series will help teach your students concepts like friction and angular momentum. Each video is complemented with lesson plans which include fun classroom activities. The lesson plans were written by teachers at Academic Business Consultants for grades 6-9 and are aligned with California State Standards.