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In this water sports learning exercise, students answer short answer questions about water sports and safety. Students complete 6 questions to get their merit badge.
Students compare the amount of water displacement of a lump of clay versus various shapes of clay of the same mass. They design and build boats out of clay that will float in water. Then they refine their designs to carry as great a load of metal washers as possible.
Students study several different types of Chinese sports played throughout history in China. They examine the historical perspective of the importance of sports in Chinese culture and create a final project using information about three types of Chinese sports of their choice in the format of a sports mobile.
Water skiing laws exist for the safety of all concerned. Proper equipment is just as important as following all the laws concerning safety. Lesson 5 is part of a unit on boat safety and water sports. There are links at the bottom of the page that go to the other lessons, as well as the unit plan page.
Lesson 2 is part of a twenty-two lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is on personal flotation devices. There are reasons why the law requires PFDs. Click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to view all the lesson plans, as well as another resource link that connects to the unit plan page. Check it out!
Lesson 6 is part of a twenty-two lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is on water skiing and upper body strength training. There is a word scramble included for a homework assignment.
Lesson 10 is part of a twenty-two lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. It focuses on how to handle cold water and cold weather when water skiing, as well as what to do if hypothermia or frostbite occur. Click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to view all the lesson plans.
Boat safety lesson 18 is all about the wake board.  The class learns the terminology about wake boards and discusses the different types of ropes used. Much of the information regarding boating basics, personal floatation devices, and hand signals are the same as in water skiing. There are several links to reference materials and to other boat safety lessons.
Teach your young adventurers about boating basics, such as boating terminology, knots, key aspects of the boat, and how to determine a boat's capacity. This resource is a good way to get started on learning how to water ski. There are twenty-two lessons in this unit. Click on the links to check out the rest of the unit on water skiing.
Students make a clay boat and test its bouyancy. They experiment to try to build the biggest boat that holds the most weight without sinking. They discover basic principles of boat design and density.
Students work together to complete an experiment on bouyancy. They make observations on the amount of water displaced by different objects. They calculate the mass of water as well. They relate this information to how engineers design boats.
After reading about marine engineers and naval architects, it's all hands on deck to design and test a speed boat. This lesson is designed for the Next Generation Science Standards in engineering and can be a centerpiece for a STEM lesson or a physical science unit on kinetic and potential energy and Newton's laws of motion.
Students explore buoyancy and displacement.  In this Archimedes Principle science activity, students predict which household items will float and which will sink, then test them in water. Students watch a video about Archimedes Principle, then define and explain buoyancy and displacement. Students design a boat out of aluminum foil using the principles they have learned, competing to create a boat that will hold the most cargo.
Students explore the cultural significance of various sports from around the world. They then teach their classmates about these sports by participating in a Global SportsFest as both instructors and players.
Students explore canoes and kayaks. In this canoe and kayak lesson, students research the history, parts, and sport of the canoe and kayak.  Students then practice how to use a paddle for each boat, and go on a field trip in order to use both.
Middle schoolers are introduced to the concept of buoyancy. The Video used in this lesson demonstrates and explains the characteristics of objects that sink and float. It presents the concepts of displacement, weight, and buoyancy.
In this alphabetical order worksheet, students read about how to put words in order when the beginning letters are the same. Students look at 8 pairs of words (names of sports) that begin with the same letter. Students circle the word that would come first.
This softball presentation is incredibly complete in introducing all the basic components of the game. It has great definitions and pictures to go along with the terms used in the sport. The presentation starts off with a little bit of history about how the game got started and moves right in to explaining the vocabulary of softball: pitching, positions, batting, and fielding to name a few. This resource is worth checking out.
Lesson 16 is part of a twenty-two lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. Pupils practice the proper hand signals to retrieve a water skiier who has fallen down in the water. It is suggested to click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to view all the lesson plans, and then there is another resource link on the lesson plan page that goes to the unit plan page. Check it out!
Lesson 20 is part of a 22 lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is getting up on the wake board. If you click on the resource link at the bottom of the page, there is another resource link that goes to the unit plan page.

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