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Weighing In on the Baltimore Ravens
Are you ready for some football? Which would you expect to weigh more, an offensive player or a defensive player? Have your class use their understanding of median, mode, quartiles, and outliers to analyze their predictions and determine what, if any, comparisons can be made from the weights of the 2011-2012 Baltimore Ravens team. Be aware that a basic understanding of the responsibility of each player position is helpful in forming predictions.
New! Ahead of the Game
According to the movie Wildcats, "It's the sport of kings, better than diamond rings, football!" It is also, however, the sport of severe concussions and ongoing blows to the head. In order to keep our Seahawks soaring and Broncos bucking, we have to make sure the grapplers of the gridiron are protected. Kids learn how important it is to keep one's melon safe by creating a helmet to absorb impacts. Working in groups, they research head injuries, use cushioning materials to protect a cantaloupe from a fall, and write up a recommendation for a new material to be used in helmets.
Learners practice throwing and catching a football in a dynamic setting. The quarterbacks throw passes to their receivers. If the receiver catches a pass, then they jog back to their quarterback area and they become a quarterback.
Football-2 Minute Drill
Students participate in two minute drills throwing and catching a football. In this football activity, the students are divided into teams and pass the football at various distances. The students may rotate their team roles after each drill.
The football and Braking Distance; Model Data with Quadratic Functions
Students use the quadratic formula to solve application problems. The first problem relates to the path of a football thrown from the top of the bleachers. Students compute the time it will take the football to reach certain heights. In the second problem students find a mathematical model to predict the stopping distance of a car. Finally, students use the quadratic formula to generate the number of diagonals for an n-gon.
Football: Catching and Throwing - Day 2
Throwing and catching a football is not really as easy as the professionals make it look. This lesson has some really good teaching cues and the descriptions help with visualizing what catching a football should look like. There are a couple of practice drills in this lesson and with your creativity you could expand on it even more. The activity with the trash cans seems like a good one, but perhaps start out with a target of just hitting the trash can and build up to making a pass into the trash can.
Rainy Day Football
Learners participate in a rainy day game to reinforce football rules.
Students review a subject and get points such as the points in football for correct and incorrect answers. In this football review lesson plan, students fill out a score board as they review.
Football Word Search
In this autumn football word search, learners find 22 words and mark them in this football shaped puzzle. A word bank is given.
Football Word Search
In this word search worksheet, students complete the word search puzzle about football. Students find the 32 NFL teams in the puzzle.
Here is a nice introductory lesson on football. The field, positions, game play, offense, defense, skills, and more. All the basics are in this PowerPoint presentation. Use it to go through all the basics that you want the class to learn at the beginning of your football unit.
Football Word Search
In this football word search worksheet, students will find and circle 17 football related words on a puzzle that is in the shape of a football.
Ten Points Football
Students practice football skills. In this sports lesson, students are divided into two teams, form a line, and given one football to practice throwing and catching techniques.
Football: Print and Color
In this word recognition worksheet, students trace the word "football," write the word independently, and color the picture of the football.
Football Players: Print and Color
In this word recognition instructional activity, students trace the words "football players", write the words independently, and color the picture of 3 football players.
Helmet and Football
In this word recognition worksheet, students trace the words "helmet and football," write the words independently, and color the picture of a helmet and football.
In this football worksheet, students match football terms with their definitions. Students complete 20 matches total on this worksheet.
Fun Fantasy Football For The Elementary Class
Students explore how to make simple decisions and collect statistics as a group.
F is for Football
In this letter F, handwriting worksheet, students trace and print both capital and lowercase f, 8 times each. Students also trace and print the word football. A computer animation that shows students how to print the letters is provided.
For this algebra worksheet, 11th graders rewrite word problems into algebraic equations. They figure out which team will be playing each other for football season.