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New! Science of the Olympic Winter Games: Figure Skating Physics
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight direction and velocity, a narrative voice explains the concepts, and upbeat skating music plays in the background of this top-notch video. Use it when you are teaching mechanics to beginning physicists, or simply show it in any physics class to inspire the class to learn more and to demonstrate how this branch of science applies to sports.
The Olympics: Figure Skating
Sixth graders explore Olympic figure skating. They watch videos of figure skaters and discuss the history of Olympic figure skating. They discuss the skills involved and try "performing" some of the various jumps a figure skater performs.
Figures on Ice
For this reading about ice skating worksheet, students read an informational selection, label a drawing with bold print words in context, match words with their clues, and make a chart of the types of figure skating moves and judging categories. Students write eight short answers.
Ice Skate Picture
In this ice skate worksheet, learners color a picture of an ice skate and trace and write the words "Ice Skate". Students color, trace, and write the words 1 time each.
I is for Ice Skates
In this letter I, handwriting worksheet, students trace and print both capital and lowercase I, 8 times each. Students also trace and print the word ice skates. A computer animation that shows students how to print the letters is provided.
Figure Skating Spins Word Search Puzzle
In this word search worksheet, students find the words about figure skating spins that are listed in the word search grid. Students may use the word bank for help.
Figure Skating Word Search Puzzle
In this word search worksheet, learners find the words about figure skating listed in the word search grid. Students may use the word bank for help.
Winter Lake Skating
Students pretend to be ice skating on a frozen lake. The teacher is able to demonstrate proper skating technique using paper plates, bean bags and ice skating music. The students "ice skate" while the music plays, however, when the music stops, students must freeze trying to keep the bean bags on their heads.
Students perform the skills needed while participating in several different winter Olympic game stations. They recognize the different winter Olympic game stations through individual trials.
Students explore tough questions in a fishbowl discussion about the economic and social barriers to playing certain sports. They synthesize their knowledge by writing dialogues illustrating some of the barriers some famous athletes might have faced.
Figure Skating Maze
In this solving the maze activity, learners help the figure skater find the path through the skate shaped maze to find her skating partner. Students solve one maze.
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Skating
In this boy scout merit badge: skating worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, then answer 5 detailed questions about safety, first aid, rules, equipment, then choose either ice, roller or in-line skating and perform specific actions.
Climate in Our Back Yard
Students construct a "A Year in Pennsylvania" poster on which they creatively describe at least three examples of how the climate they live in shapes their lives during every season of the year.
Kindergarteners Study the Four Seasons
Examine the weather of the four seasons, look at seasonal activities, and tell which months are part of each season with this lesson plan. Your class will play a game, sing a song, and write additional stanzas to seasonal poetry.
Make a Table
In this problem solving instructional activity, students analyze 2 tables that show information about a figure skating competition. Students use these tables to answer one story problem.
On the Ice Just in from Torino!
Students read a news story about a 2006 Olympic Winter Games athlete and write autobiographical compositions in response to comprehension questions.
Ice Skating Spin
A very interesting demonstration on angular momentum and velocity. If you've ever wondered why ice skaters are able to spin so quickly during their routines, this video explains it in scientific terms. By bringing one's arms in to the chest, the angular momentum is changed in a way that makes the velocity increase. Very good, and it'll make you dizzy just watching it.
Introduction to the Five Themes of Geography
A rap, a song, an activity, a presentation, and teaching notes are yours for the taking! Teaching the five themes of geography will be a snap with a handy resource like this one. Learners will be introduced to the importance of understanding geography through movement, people, locations, places, and regions by engaging in two fun small group activities. Everything needed is embedded or easily downloadable.
Practice: Measuring Angles and Using a Protractor and More!
Four fabulous worksheets are included in this resource, all having to do with the measurement of angles. On the first, anglers will use a protractor to determine the degrees of 10 different angles. An arc is drawn on each. On the second, six triangles are depicted for which learners measure various angles. Finally, six 360-degree circles are printed, and geometers are instructed to divide it into a designated number of sections using a protractor. A nifty handout follows that provides useful information about angles and the use of a protractor.
Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Here is an unexpected resource: chapter 1 of an Algebra textbook. You can use all or some of its contents to teach your Middle Schoolers all about algebraic expression, domain, function notation, linear equations, order of operations, input/output, ordered pairs, and variable expressions. This would be great for a substitute or newer teacher looking for reliable tools.