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How can our young athletes work to reduce sports injuries and avoid risks associated with overtraining? Discover the major components of managing and monitoring an individual's training load, as well as the warning signs and symptoms of overtraining.
Physical science juniors will enjoy this sensational enrichment on aerodynamics, especially if they are also sports fans! With a focus on physical features and behaviors, collaborative groups make observations on five different golf balls and speculate on how the features affect performance. They choose another piece of sports equipment that they would like to research and suggest improvements for. Three handouts, background information, and a link to a fascinating slide show about engineered equipment for Olympic athletes are all included.
Students discuss the impact that fans have on a sports team. After reading an article, they identify how Chicago Cubs fans are responding to their loss in the playoffs. With a partner, they develop surveys in which they give to family and friends about their habits at sporting events. They write newspapers articles illustrating the results of their survey.
In this water sports worksheet, students answer short answer questions about water sports and safety. Students complete 6 questions to get their merit badge.
Students explore athleticism by reading a book in class. In this extreme sports lesson, students read the nonfiction book Sports on the Edge and discuss what makes a normal sport "extreme." Students answer sports related study questions and define sports vocabulary terms.
Have you been rock climbing? Have your learners complete pre-reading, writing, and post-reading activities for the book Rock Climbing: Extreme Sports. In this guided reading lesson plan, readers complete writing activities, review vocabulary, answer short-answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students examine world sports. In this current events activity, students analyze a photograph of a sport scene to determine what was taking place when the photograph was taken. Students respond to the provided discussion questions about sports and safety.
Learners research the role and value of sports in modern high schools which resemble the ancient Greek education. In this sports history instructional activity, students explore the meaning of aretê and evaluate an academic essay. Learners find evidence in ancient Greek primary sources for and against the essay. Students determine whether the author's arguments apply to the high school sports culture.
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports heroes. They discuss National Philanthropy Day and ways to celebrate it. Extend this lesson into a research paper which requires middle schoolers to use textual evidence to support their arguments.
Students examine how alcohol companies use sponsorship of sports to promote their products. They complete a survey, analyze the results, and research the sports sponsorship portfolios of five beer companies.
Students study biomechanics. They apply their understanding of sports to determine what athletes do to improve their performance. They participate in a series of lessons and activities.
Young scholars explore the gratuitous use of violence in televised sports. They discuss sports they participate in, and the rules and consequences that relate to unsporting behaviour. They see if the same rules apply to professional athletes.
Young scholars use the Internet to discover what types of sports the people of Costa Rica play. They write a paper in English but must use at least one Spanish quote. In the paper they compare/contrast sports in Costa Rica and the United States.
Take a look at this nutrition lesson which is specifically geared for high school competitive athletes. This is a comprehensive lesson and is worth perusing if you are serious about having your athletes understand how important food is to their performance levels. It's not just about training the body physically, because if they don't eat properly they are more than likely going to run out of energy before the end of the game. It's important for them to know how the different types of foods affects their ability to have sustained performance in their sports.
Students read about kid's sports, why it is important and discuss the factors affecting young players. In this kid's sports lesson, students create a list explaining why kid's don't participate.  Students create a test to measure physical fitness.
Students discuss and analyze the pros and cons of using Native American names and images to represent sports teams. Using primary sources, including position statements from Native American tribes, interviews with school alumni and individual Native Americans, they write an persuasive essay that demonstrates their opinion on the issue.
What does math have to do with sports? This math report explains how math is used in sports. In boxing, area is needed to determine the size of the ring, statistics are compared and sorted, and points are counted. In baseball, math and physics are used to determine the rate and curve of a ball. Math really is everywhere.
Students gather and analyze data from sports teams. In this measures of central tendency lesson, students gather information from websites about sports team performance. Students analyze and draw conclusions from this data. This lesson includes a scripted guide for the teacher.
Students complete literacy centers, reading, and writing activities about their favorite sport. In this favorite sport lesson plan, students are provided with many different language arts activities connected to many different sports.
In this sport vocabulary instructional activity, students determine which words in a set identify team, individual and opponent sports, match sports, equipment and sports verbs and read short passages to determine sports being played. Questions have multiple components. 

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