Science of Summer Olympics video series: Part 1, Missy Franklin and Fluid Dynamics

Science Cheerleader, together with NBC Learn, NBC Sports, the National Science Foundation and the National Football League, partnered up to produce the Emmy Award-winning Science of NFL Football video series (a free, 10-part, online video series complete with lesson plans).

Now, check out this awesome Science of Summer Olympics series produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

We’ll post each one here.
Part 1:
U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin is one of the top medal contenders at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Just as engineers design planes and boats to be more aerodynamic, Franklin will need to master the basic principles of fluid dynamics in order to be the fastest swimmer in the pool.