Science of Hockey with the SJ SharksWelcome!

The Science of Hockey is the first in a series of "Sports Science" resources developed by the Exploratorium. This site takes you inside the game: you'll hear from NHL players and coaches from the San Jose Sharks, as well as leading physicists and chemists. This site is divided into seven main sections which can be accessed individually, although we recommend you start with "The Ice." The control bar below appears on the top of each page. In addition, there is a bottom control panel which allows you to navigate through the site and return to this page. We hope you enjoy the Science of Hockey.

This is where it starts  Da Puck! What high-tech materials are the players using?  How do you slap a puck 100 mph?    How do you get in shape and stay healthy in the game of hockey?

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 Why is ice slippery  What are the mechanics involved in skating?

How fast is your reaction time? 

 How much energy is generated by a mid-ice collision?

To learn about how the Science of Hockey was put together, read the credits.

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The Science of Hockey was made possible with the assistance of the NHL's San Jose Sharks.

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