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Science at the Games

Wednesday August 8 to Friday August 10, 2012

Science at the Games

Join in this three-day sporting science extravaganza. Bounce and balance at the gymnastics workshop. See awesome experiments at the sports demo show, and test your knowledge at the giant sports trivia board game. Get ready to move and learn!

Science of Sports

11:00 a.m.

Why is it so hard to receive a puck while skating, or catch a football while running? Did you know that you often use your arms as levers when you play sports? Why are helmets so important in sports? Find out during this special demonstration.

Big Board Game

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Discover fascinating facts about sports as you play this giant-sized board game that gets you moving.

Make Me an Athlete—Caricature

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Strike a sporty pose for the Museum's caricaturist and be transformed into an elite athlete—become an archer, a diver, or a wrestler!

Decathlon Trivia Challenge

Take the decathlon challenge—answer all the questions located throughout the Museum and you could win a $35 gift certificate for Scientique, the Museum's boutique.

Storytelling: Soccer Crazy

12:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Nicholas won't stop practising for his big soccer game. His family is exasperated by all his noisy dribbling and kicking. Will Nicholas's family come to understand his love for the sport?

A Balancing Act Workshop*

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Become a gymnast. Professionals from Starr Gymnastics show you how in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to balance, roll, and jump like a pro.
* Participants must sign a waiver to participate.

Athletics Workshop with the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club

10:30 to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Running, jumping, and throwing—that's what athletics are all about! Try a variety of energetic outdoor activities. Weather permitting

Sledge Hockey Champion

Thursday August 9, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Meet Paralympian Jean Labonté, 2006 sledge hockey gold medalist. Learn about his remarkable sport, and explore an array of sledge hockey equipment. Ask Jean about his sporting experience, and watch clips of the 2006 gold-winning game.