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New York Islanders – June Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program June Dr. Rocks’ Blog! What do the air bubbles in the Earth’s polar ice caps reveal? Answer: The composition of air as it was thousands of years ago. Water dissolves air. When water freezes its dissolved air forms tiny bubbles. That’s why ice cubes look “cloudy.” The cloudiness is due to tiny…

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New York Islanders – April Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program April Dr. Rocks’ Blog! How big are ice crystals in ice cream? Answer: Approximately one-half the thickness of a sheet of paper. The secret to making “creamy” ice cream is to create very tiny ice crystals. This is done by adding a fat-like substance to a mixture of a fruit, and water,…

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New York Islanders – March Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program March Dr. Rocks’ Blog! Why does the “snow” created in hockey play look so bright white? Answer: Ice is a good reflector of light. Ice is a good reflector of light, especially blue light, and ultraviolet light. This makes snow “bright”. Skiers wear yellow goggles that absorb blue light, making the snow…

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New York Islanders – February Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program February Dr. Rocks’ Blog! What makes the surface of ice allow fast skating by hockey players? Answer: The surface of ice has a non-crystalline structure. Notice the “shiny trail” left on ice by a skater. This shiny ribbon-like trail quickly disappears as the skater goes by. What is it? It is a…

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New York Islanders – January Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program January Dr. Rocks’ Blog! Why was the ice-smoothing Zamboni invented? Answer: Ice with ruts can cause a player to be bounced out of balance. The “Zamboni” was invented by Frank Zamboni in 1951. He wanted a machine to smooth the surface of ice in hockey rinks. Why? Even small chips in the…

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New York Islanders – December Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program December Dr. Rocks’ Blog! Why do hockey players sharpen their ice skates? Answer: Sharp skate blades cut into the ice to prevent slipping on abrupt turn-arounds. Ice hockey blades are ground with a groove in the middle of the bade. This shape creates edges on both the inside, and on the outside,…

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New York Islanders – November Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program November Dr. Rocks’ Blog! How fast can a professional hockey player skate on ice? Answer: About 20 mph, due to the air resistance for the average player. The speed of a hockey player depends air resistance. Imagine that all players were the same in size, shape, and strength, and skated on ice…

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New York Islanders – October Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program Dr. Rocks’ Blog! What Thickness of Ice is Required for Hockey Played on Ponds? Answer: About 12-15 inches for team play; 3 inches for one person. The weight that pond ice can support increases with the thickness of the ice “squared”. For example, two inches of ice supports two times two, or…

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National STEM Day

National STEM Day National STEM Day is Thursday, November 8th, and the NHL, NHLPA, and EVERFI want to celebrate with YOU! National STEM Day is an opportunity to focus on helping students advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. We know there are so many ways to connect these topics to the…

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Jets in the Community

Want to be involved with your hometown team? Check out the link below to see how you can be involved with your community.

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