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Science of the Summer Olympics: Designing Safety Helmets

Designing Safety Helmets: For many athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics, safety helmets will be an essential part of their athletic gear. Nikhil Gupta, a mechanical engineer at New York University's Polytechnic Institute, explains how safety helmets are designed, constructed and tested. "Science of the Summer Olympics" is a 10-part video series produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Check back in August 2012 for lesson plans by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

 

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