Kayaking Teacher Resources
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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.
Built for Waves
Students explore the origin and design of a traditional kayak. In this Alaskan culture lesson, students examine distinct people groups and their usage of the kayak. Students complete one short answer question and design a paper model of a kayak.
The Qayaq and the Iqyax
Students evaluate water properties by completing worksheets in class. For this Alaskan culture lesson, students discuss the purpose of the kayak and how Alaskan residents created the device to travel safely through waves. Students complete a worksheet about the kayak and create miniature model kayaks from arts and crafts.
Kayaking At Blue Lake
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Kayaking At Blue Lake. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
The Zigzag Kayak Trip
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Zigzag Kayak Trip. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
A Good Boat is Hard To Find
Eighth graders design and construct a safe and efficient human powered watercraft that can be used on a trip on the Great Lakes. Students utilize math and measurement skills to design and cut the pieces for their boat. Working in groups, their boat is assembled and water tested.
Beginning French speakers need oral practice! Create partner pairs and distribute a copy of this packet to each group. As partner A reads a question, partner B uses the picture clues to craft an answer. Then, partner B reads a question, and partner A responds. Great practice!
Moko the Friendly Dolphin
In this Moko the friendly dolphin worksheet, 4th graders read a passage about a dolphin named Moko, then answer 6 true or false, 6 short answers and sort 12 vocabulary words according to parts of speech; answers included.
Word Search: Kk Words
In this word search worksheet, students complete the word search for the K words. Students locate the following words: keep, knife, knight, king, kit, knit, kneed, kitten, key, knot, kid, kite, kind, know, kettle, and kayak.
The Seal Islands: Fur Seal Rookeries National Historic Landmark, the Pribilof Islands
Young scholars research and investigate the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. They analyze maps, research the ethnic identity, industry, and conservation of St. George Island, and present the information to the class in the form of a report and class debate.e
Design and Function of Native Watercraft
Students design clay boats and test their floating ability. They sketch and record each test different boat designs. They compare their designs to those of native Inuit vessels by looking at images and attempting to determine the function of each type.
Phragmites australis: Invasive Plant Species
Learners research and investigate invasive species, with specific focus on the exotic plant Phargmites australis and its impact on Piermont Marsh near the community of Piermont, New York.
New! Can You Canoe?
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or as an addition to a physical science lesson on buoyancy.
Study Guide for Island of the Blue Dolphins
Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be addressed in the reading. Learners are then provided with background information, key vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to use while taking notes, before answering a series of five comprehension questions. Each of the three sections concludes with extension ideas for writing and discussing key concepts from the book. Also included are reading guides for five additional pieces of writing that encourage young scholars to expand their learning and make connections between multiple texts. A thorough resource that supports students in reading and understanding this award-winning novel.
Practicing Reading Closely: Solving the Mystery: What's That Symbol?
What does the symbol on Tim’s shirt mean? The second lesson plan in an eight-part study of the Iroquois continues the reading of Cynthia O’Brien’s article, “The (Really) Great Law of Peace” that opens day one of the unit. Class members answer questions about the article using specific details recorded on their graphic organizers. In addition, the class begins an anchor chart with advice for Tim, a character in “The Iroquois Confederacy,” the six-minute video shown on day one. The resource includes suggestions for meeting students’ needs, a graphic of the Iroquois Flag, a vocabulary list, and assessment suggestions.
Physical Activity and Energy
Does smiling take as much energy as running a lap around the track? Everything the body does requires energy. The more vigorous the activity, the more energy the body requires to perform the activity. Compare different low-energy activities and high-energy activities. Help young learners plan to include more high-energy activities in their daily lives.
Physical Activity and Energy
All physical activity requires energy. The more vigorous the physical activity, the more energy required to perform the activity. Sitting around requires energy. What? Yes, there are still physical things happening in the body, like breathing and the heart beating. These things all require energy. Youngsters learn a little about consuming calories and what it takes to burn off those calories in this lesson.
Glacier Bay Seabirds
A gorgeous collection of photographs take viewers on a virtual tour or Glacier Bay National Park with a focus on the seabirds living in the area. Adaptations to the polar climate are highlighted, different species of birds are displayed, and even the relation to the local Tlingit tribes is discussed. Because the slides are text-heavy, this would be most suitable to high school ecologists. Perhaps they could examine it as homework, and then you could hold a discussion in class.
Simple Thermodynamics of Transportation
Students watch videos about various modes of transportation, they examine the energy transformations that occur in each, and they be introduced to the laws of thermodynamics.
Learners conduct background research about a Pacific Rim country to develop a premise for a documentary film about the fate of traditional fishing industries in the area.