Science on Ice


Learning is fun!


PuckaPalousa 2018



• Science on Ice 2018 Puckapalousa Team!
• Illustrating Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion: force, mass & acceleration -- HOCKEY ON THE ICE
--Late March 2018






Science is Fun!

Science on Ice is a GREAT field trip opportunity for schools and community groups that combines science lessons, physical education and ice skating fun. Students in 5th or 6th grades have the chance to learn science concepts in the unique setting of the Palouse Ice Rink at the Latah County Fairgrounds.


Lessons Include:

• Properties of Water: molecules in motion, phase changes, how a Zamboni makes the ice smooth
• Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion: force, mass & acceleration, hockey puck slingshots
• Rotational Motion in Action: distribution of mass, how do ice skaters twirl?


Learn to Skate!

Following the science activities, students will put on skates and have instruction on the basics of ice skating. Beginners will learn forward and backwards skating and stops, and will play games to increase confidence on the ice. More advanced skaters will work on crossovers, hockey stops and basic twirls. All skaters will learn safety tips.


Thank You

A very hearty THANK YOU to Meter Group Inc., TerraGraphics International Foundation, and Schweizer Engineering Laboratories for their generous financial sponsorship of the Science on Ice.

Meter has contributed to the program for the past 5 years. It is a Pullman, WA company which designs and manufactures several different types of instruments that are used in both agricultural and food science applications. Please visit their Meter website for more information.

TerraGraphics International Foundation is a second year contributor. They are an non-profit organization specializing in reducing human health risks associated with exposure to environmental contaminants, and assist communities, governments, universities, and other NGOs to develop pilot remediation projects. Please visit the Terragraphics International Foundation website for more information.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) designs, manufactures, and supports products and services ranging from generator and transmission protection to distribution automation and control systems as well as embedded system products for protecting, monitoring, control, and metering of electric power systems. The company started as a contributor to Science on Ice. in 2018. For more information about the company, please visit the SEL website.