Exploring the science of skateboarding

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Sometimes it can be difficult to hook certain kids into different areas of education and capture their attention. 

Exploratorium has put together an excellent site that will certainly interest anyone who has picked up a skateboard or watched and wondered how people like Tony Hawk, can do their amazing tricks.

Skateboard Science has some really purposeful links to physics, general science and physical education that both explain how to do some complex tricks on a skateboard and also explain the background to what is actually occurring from a scientific perspective.

Take a look at skateboard science here.