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Reference info for kids science class(3 posts)

Reference info for kids science classBike Mike
Mar 27, 2003 7:00 PM
A friend is teaching her "educationally-challenged" high school students about watts, joules, power, etc. I suggested she use some cycling stats as relevent exhibits. Having opened my large mouth, she took me up on the idea then asked me where to find statistics and/or interesting material to present to the kids.

Anyone know where I can look to find something like that? I am looking for things like power outputs for running, walking, and cycling; the difference in power output between me and Lance Armstrong; how power affects speed on a bike; relationship of power to calories; anything else that can make the science relevent.

Any suggestions for where to look are welcome. Who knows...we might even convert a few urban cyclists!
re: Reference info for kids science classteamsloppy
Mar 27, 2003 7:57 PM
For Power Output on Bike vs Speed:
http://www.analyticcycling.com/ForcesPower_Page.html

For Caloric Values of various Exercises / Activities:

http://fwww.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.html


For caloric value of foods.

http://www.caloriescount.org/cgi-bin/calorie_calculator.cgi


The relationship is between energy and calories.
to convert Kg-meters(joules) to Kcals divide by 418.48
re: Reference info for kids science classBike Mike
Mar 28, 2003 5:28 AM
Thanks!!! That's awesome!