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Doing research on a sports team can be a way to have students practice a variety of skills. Find fabulous ideas for activities or lessons that you can implement with your class!
Designed for doctors, but absolutely useful for physical education teachers and coaches, this illustrated atlas is packed with information about the most common sports injuries.
Familiarize your class with the wide variety of events in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. After brainstorming different sports represented in the Winter Olympics, break the class into small groups and assign them specific events to research. After allowing time to gather information, ask young researchers to share their findings with the class. To support the research process, be sure the groups have sufficient access to the Internet and/or books on specific sports.
Students discuss the impact that fans have on a sports team. After reading an article, they identify how Chicago Cubs fans are responding to their loss in the playoffs. With a partner, they develop surveys in which they give to family and friends about their habits at sporting events. They write newspapers articles illustrating the results of their survey.
Research sports to foster an interest in afterschool engagement, and see your students grow more creative and focused.
Physical science juniors will enjoy this sensational enrichment on aerodynamics, especially if they are also sports fans! With a focus on physical features and behaviors, collaborative groups make observations on five different golf balls and speculate on how the features affect performance. They choose another piece of sports equipment that they would like to research and suggest improvements for. Three handouts, background information, and a link to a fascinating slide show about engineered equipment for Olympic athletes are all included.
Many students like to play sports and the equipment that goes with it costs money. The resource sets up an inequality that gives a total amount needed to purchase the equipment and the initial amount of money already obtained. In order to make more money, the subject decides to earn it by washing windows. It is up to your savvy consumers to write and solve an inequality that represents the number of windows washed. The final step is to graph the solution on a number line. Ask your class, what limits the number of windows they could wash if they wanted to save money?
In this snow sports worksheet, students fill out short answer questions using their workbook about snow sports in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 6 questions total.
In this water sports learning exercise, students answer short answer questions about water sports and safety. Students complete 6 questions to get their merit badge.
Students examine how women in sports has changed over the years. In this women in sports lesson students research the benefits of being active. 
Students research statistics about sports participation in references such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States. They make and analyze a list of the 10 sports that the highest number of Americans participated in on an amateur or school/college basis last year.
Young scholars research the work of U.S. Post-expressionist painter and printmaker George Bellows. They examine the meaning of Genre painting and create an original painting of a sports figure in motion using the style of George Bellows.
Students take a closer look at performance sports. In this personal health lesson, students discuss how participating in team sports affects them and then create their own team sport games using only the materials provided. Once students have tried the game out, they respond to discussion questions. 
Students explore the gratuitous use of violence in televised sports. They discuss sports they participate in, and the rules and consequences that relate to unsporting behaviour. They see if the same rules apply to professional athletes.
In this Sports Boy Scout merit badge instructional activity, students complete 7 pages of short answer questions. They answer questions about the prevention of sports related illnesses and injuries. They diagram and describe the rules and etiquette of a number of sports.
Students explore athleticism by reading a book in class. In this extreme sports lesson, students read the nonfiction book Sports on the Edge and discuss what makes a normal sport "extreme." Students answer sports related study questions and define sports vocabulary terms.
Students research the roles of individuals, groups, and institutions in sports history. They create fictional sports magazines to demonstrate an awareness of the uniqueness of individuals and appreciation of themselves as athletes. Students write and illustrate magazine articles and ads that reflect the information they gathered.
In this writing worksheet, students first correct mistakes in sentences about sports, use a word box and fill in blanks in a paragraph, then write a paragraph of their own about a favorite sport.
Students identify the items and events that make adaptive sports possible. In this adaptive sports lesson, students research how accomplishments are obtained for people with disabilities.  Students research different tournaments, events, and races that use adaptive sports and equipment that make these accomplishments possible. 
Students are introduced to the letter "S" and explore the concept of sports. In this letter "S" is for sports lesson, students develop their fine motor skills by rolling play dough into balls and their gross motor skills by playing T-Ball. The lesson concludes with a sports ball collage project.