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Students are introduced to cross country skiing. They sit down on picnic tables in Craft Building. Students study how they are going to fit their skis, boots, and poles. They are explained that the ski boots are in European (metric) sizes. Students determine that the ski boots should not fit tightly, but leave enough room for one finger between the end of your toe and the tip of the boot.
Water skiing laws exist for the safety of all concerned. Proper equipment is just as important as following all the laws concerning safety. Lesson 5 is part of a unit on boat safety and water sports. There are links at the bottom of the page that go to the other lessons, as well as the unit plan page.
Students create a movie using pictures taken from a class ski trip. In this iMovie-ski trip lesson the students determine which pictures they would like to represent their trip. Students then begin to construct their movie by using their pictures, narration, and other sounds and transitions. Students will produce a movie which captures the essence of the class trip.
Middle schoolers explore the concept of slope in numerous ways and start to look at simple linear equations. They describe the slope in a variety of ways such as the steepness of a line, developing a ratio, using graphs, using similar triangles, and through ordered pairs. This lesson has an amazing collections of great ideas when it comes to exploring slope.
Lesson 10 is part of a twenty-two lesson plan unit on boat safety and water sports. It focuses on how to handle cold water and cold weather when water skiing, as well as what to do if hypothermia or frostbite occur. Click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to view all the lesson plans.
What needs to be considered when designing an effective and safe chair lift? In an engaging and challenging inquiry experiment, young engineers work with teams to design and build a chair lift capable of carrying a tennis ball, a Ping-Pong ball, or a golf ball safely up a tiny mountain. Once complete, teams share their designs with each other and reflect upon their own designs, thinking about what worked well and what could be improved.
Survivor field day is based on challenges and games played in the TV show Survivor. Using everyday PE equipment that might be available at most elementary schools; here are some games of challenge and teamwork. With each one of these games, the teacher could adapt it to use the equipment available and the skill level of the group. While this lesson is set up as a field day, each of these activities could be done as stand-alone games.
How and when does one use the present perfect tense in the English language? On the first page, nine cases and several examples are listed. On page two, learners complete 14 sentences by identifying the correct verb tense to be used with each sentence. Answers are given.