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designer: Lowell Robinson
written by Pearl Tesler, Paul Doherty, and Noel Wanner
This site analyzes the physics of skateboarding in great detail. It goes into many different 'tricks' and the effect of materials and design on the behavior of the skateboard.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Linear Momentum
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- Newton's Second Law
- Rotational Dynamics
- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Reference Material
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- text/html
- video/realvideo
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© 1999 Exploratorium
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angular momentum, rotational dynamics, rotational motion, skateboard
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Metadata instance created August 18, 2004 by Melanie Carter
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January 9, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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June 12, 1999
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P. Tesler, P. Doherty, and N. Wanner, (1999), WWW Document, (
P. Tesler, P. Doherty, and N. Wanner, Skateboard Science (1999), <>.
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Tesler, P., Doherty, P., & Wanner, N. (1999, June 12). Skateboard Science. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from
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Tesler, P, P. Doherty, and N. Wanner. Skateboard Science. June 12, 1999. (accessed 23 June 2024).
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Tesler, Pearl, Paul Doherty, and Noel Wanner. Skateboard Science. 1999. 12 June 1999. 23 June 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Pearl Tesler and Paul Doherty and Noel Wanner", Title = {Skateboard Science}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {23 June 2024}, Month = {June 12, 1999}, Year = {1999} }
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Skateboard Science:

Is a Student Extra Of Physics Classroom: Types of Forces
Is Simulated By PhET Simulation: Energy Skate Park - Original Version

This simulation allows students to interactively explore the same concepts discussed in the Exploratorium's text-based Skateboard Science.

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