Video Of The Week - The Science of The Summer Olympic Games

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if you are wondering how teenagers like Missy Franklin and Katie Ledeky seem to break records so effortlessly, or how Usain Bolt simply bolts past everyone with what appears to be inhuman speed, you are not alone.

Part of it of course, is hard work and perseverance, the other part - All science, say the experts. Watch how Missy has mastered the basic principles of fluid dynamics to emerge as one of the fastest swimmers in the world! To see what principal of science your favorite athlete has mastered go to science360.gov/series.

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56 Comments
  • Katherineover 2 years
    Missy Franklin has won 14 gold medals!!!! She is my idol!!! I wish she didn't quit.
    • awesome_kid
      awesome_kidover 7 years
      Wicked cool
      • Fantasyalmost 9 years
        This is amazing
        • howyoudoingover 9 years
          i never knew that
          • momokokoover 9 years
            sooooo coool
            • cooldude2001over 9 years
              USA. Olympic team rocks
              • brmo
                brmoover 9 years
                it would be cool to be in the olypics some time
                • a personover 9 years
                  i am looking for something very current. for school
                  • Damionalmost 10 years
                    Wow!
                    • Ariannaalmost 10 years
                      This is good information for my homework.I love this website. I love it.