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Eighth grade physical science classes examine why the ice on which hockey is played is slippery. They do so by discussing phases of matter and the molecular motion in each. They read an article on a website and write out answers to 10 reading comprehension questions. Although there are no hands-on science experiences as part of the lesson plan, associating phases to the field of ice hockey adds a practical relationship.
Students participate in games inspired by the Winter Olympics. In this Olympics appreciation lesson, students play games inspired by Winter Olympic sports. This lesson includes a guide on how to play adapted versions of skating events, bobsled events, hockey, and cross-country skiing.
The tragic story of Derek Boogard, a hockey star whose sports-related brain injuries eventually lead to his death, is told through a series of videos. There are also articles that can be read. This poignant lesson gets participants to consider and discuss the physical dangers of contact sports, as well as the emotional toll. In small groups, learners then prepare presentations about the relationship between sports and brain trauma.
Bring essay reading into your classroom with Dave Barry. If you're having trouble engaging your males in particular, this essay, entitled "Guys vs. Men" might prove interesting! After they read the short passages provided, they complete four short-answer questions and one longer essay question.
Students explore motor skills by participating in a drawing activity. In this hand coordination instructional activity, students utilize activity sheets in which they drag their pencil in a specific direction quickly and efficiently. Students utilize the Internet to participate in a Mouse hockey game which utilizes their hand functionality as well.