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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 10 is part of a twenty-two lesson plan 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.
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.
Navigate and move a boat across the river. This activity will take a lot of cooperation and communication. Each group will have a mat and eight same-sized sports balls. The balls are placed on the floor and the mat on top of the balls. Then one student sits on the mat. Now, how to get the boat across the river? It may take several tries before the groups can get across the river.
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.
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!