The Checkers will visit several schools throughout the season and incorporate the elements of science in hockey, such as changing states of water, transfers of energy, forces, and more, into a presentation.
The presentation includes a video demonstrating the science behind skating, shooting, passing, goaltending and ice-resurfacing, among other topics, and a thorough explanation and demonstration by a Checkers staff member and two Checkers players.
After the video, the players and students will conduct an experiment on force and friction, where the students will apply their knowledge of science and math to make predictions, conclusions and solve for averages.
Following the presentation, the students and players will take part in a question and answer session.
Teachers are given a full packet of the information covered in the presentation, a copy of the video shown, and extended learning material that they can choose to hand out to the students for an extra in class assignment or homework.