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Water Sports: merit badge
In this water sports worksheet, students answer short answer questions about water sports and safety. Students complete 6 questions to get their merit badge.
Sports in China: What And Why They Play?
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.
New! Fun with Speedboats!
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.
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 5 - Water Skiing Laws/Safety/Equipment
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.
Boat Safety and Water Sports, Lesson 2: Personal Flotation Devices
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!
Boat Safety and Water Sports- Lesson 6
Lesson 6 is part of a twenty-two instructional activity unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this instructional activity is on water skiing and upper body strength training. There is a word scramble included for a homework assignment.
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 10 - Cold Water/Weather
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 and Water Sports - Lesson 18 - Wake Board Terms
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.
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 1 - Boating Basics
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.
Displace In Your Face
Students explore buoyancy and displacement. In this Archimedes Principle science lesson plan, 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.
The Name of the Game
Learners 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.
What Floats Your Boat?
Students 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.
Softball - Team Sports 2
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.
Canoe and Kayak
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.
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 16 - Hand Signals, Water Skiing
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!
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 20 - Dry Land Wake Board Work
Lesson 20 is part of a 22 instructional activity unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this instructional activity 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.
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 14 - Hand Signals
When water skiing or wake boarding, hand signals are the most effective way of communicating. Use this lesson on boat safety to ensure that your youngsters are using the proper precautions before engaging in water sports.
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 17 - Review Starts, Introduce Cross-Overs
How do you cross that gigantic wake behind the boat? Lesson 17 covers the basic techniques of how to cross-over the wakes. Lesson 17 is part of a 22 lesson 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.
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 13 - Two Foot Deep Water Start
Lesson 13 is part of a twenty-two lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is water skiing and using a two-foot start to be able to get up and out of the water. Click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to view all the lesson plans; another resource link on the lesson plan page goes to the unit plan page. Check it out!