Learn the science behind what makes hockey so great!
Ever wonder why hockey players tape their sticks? Or why they freeze pucks before a game (they do, you know)? From how pucks slide, to why sticks break, and which angle will get the puck where you want it to go, Hockey Science is a fun exploration of the science behind the great sport of hockey.
Join mad scientists Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone, the creators of Scary Science and Snowy Science, as they go behind-the-scenes of our country's favourite sport with their usual sense of humour and wonder. Each page is full of fun experiments that budding hockey players can try on their own - on or off the ice!
Shar Levine has written over 55 books and activity kits, most of which encourage hands-on science for kids. She is a frequent speaker at writer's festivals, as well as at schools, libraries, and teacher/librarian conferences. Shar and her co-author of more than 15 years, Leslie Johnstone, previously collaborated on Scary Science and Snowy Science for Scholastic Canada. Leslie Johnstone is the Department Head of Science at a high school in Vancouver, British Columbia. Leslie and her co-author Shar Levine received the Eve Savoury Award for Science Communication from the BC Innovation Council for their book Backyard Science. They both live in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lorenzo Del Bianco is an illustrator who has worked as a special effects animator for over 20 years. He has done work for Disney, Warner, Bros. and Nelvana among other studios. Lorenzo has also illustrated for magazines such as Adventure Kayak, Canoe Roots and Family Camping. Lorenzo lives in Burlington, Ontario.