Building a White Water Canoe Course
This Catalyst article explores the processes undertaken during the construction of a white water canoe course for the Olympic Games which requires a huge range of practical skills, but also great science skills too. The scientist must calculate how much noise from both the course's construction and its use during the Games will travel to nearby homes, and how to keep the noise of vital components, such as pumping water, to a minimum. Once the digging has been done, there are lots of other acoustic things to consider such as lorry noise and where to place the loudspeakers for the tannoy.
The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 4.
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