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Editor for the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Science.

Center of gravity: The point in an object where the object’s weight seems to be centered. conservation: In physics, the idea that something cannot be destroyed. For example, energy is always conserved, but it may change from one form to another. drag: Air resistance; a force that slows an object moving through the air. energy: In physics, the ability to do work. force: Anything that causes a change in the velocity of an object, such as a push or a pull. freeriding: A type of snowboarding in which boarders ride out in the countryside, over natural terrain.

Htm Snowboarding uses a lot of special words. This site explains many of them. htm This webpage on the HowStuffWorks site describes the basics of snowboarding and talks about some famous snowboarders. jsp This page of the website of the National Science Foundation has a video showing how snowboarders use gravity and balance to do their half-pipe tricks. S. Snowboarding Team. It includes information about team athletes and events in which they compete, as well as general information about the sport.

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