Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mark Spitz Was Born

Mark Andrew Spitz, an American swimmer, the first athlete to win seven gold medals in a single Olympics (Munich, 1972). This achievement was surpassed only by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Science Fair Project Information
Title: Does a swim cap reduce drag and help a swimmer swim faster through the water?
Subject: Sports
Grade level: Elementary School, Grades 4-6
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Awards: 1st Place, 6th Physical Science, PCA Science Fair (2006)
Affiliation: Phillipsburg Christian Academy (PCA)
Year: 2006
Description: A wig and a swim cap are mounted on a honeydew melon (simulating the human head); drag is measured, in flowing water, by measuring how far an elastic band, attached to the melon, stretches; results compared.

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