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Talking About Sports
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!
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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.
Hey There, Sports Fans!
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.
The Everyday Science of Sports
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.
New! Sochi 2014 Sports
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.
Sports Equipment Set
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?
Violence in Sports
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.
Favorite Sports and Athletes: an Introduction to Sports Media
Even young children watch sports and like team logos and products. It's never too early to think critically about what's onscreen. This exercise develops awareness that media communicate values (i.e. who participates in sports and who doesn't; violence is newsworthy), and how aesthetic appeal can influence beliefs. Start with a graph of children's favorite sports, and connect their experience to media images of athletics and competition. Consider adding video clips.
Snow Sports: merit badge
In this snow sports instructional activity, learners fill out short answer questions using their workbook about snow sports in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 6 questions total.
Women and Sports
Young scholars examine how women in sports has changed over the years. For this women in sports lesson students research the benefits of being active.
Water Sports: merit badge
In this water sports worksheet, students answer short answer questions about water sports and safety. Students complete 6 questions to get their merit badge.
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.
High Performance: Sports
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.
Sports in China: What And Why They Play?
Students study several different types of Chinese sports played throughout history in China. They examine the historical perspective of the importance of sports in Chinese culture and create a final project using information about three types of Chinese sports of their choice in the format of a sports mobile.
comparison of Two Gender Sports Teams
Students gather data on sports team and create a box and whisper plot. In this data collection lesson, students find the median, the quartile range, and relationships between variables.
Girls Muscle In On Boys' Sports
In this reading and graphic aids worksheet, students read a passage about girls competing in sports once played only by boys, observe and interpret a bar graph, and use information to complete a pictograph. Students write seven short answers.
Forces in the Sport of Luging
Learners discuss force, gravity, and friction as well as examples of each based on what they viewed during a Discovery video. They examine first hand the effect of forces by building their own luge track, making predictions, and testing their predictions. Working in groups they run tests, collect data, and make conclusions about the effect of forces on the sport of luging.
Equality, Sports, and Title IX
Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, how have schools gone about ensuring that girls receive equal treatment in the realm of sports? This is a descriptive and engaging resource that clearly explains the variety of tests used to protect girls from discrimination in school sponsored sports, including measures of proportionality, progress, and satisfied interests.
Sport as Social Ritual
Young scholars become familiar with the sport that became a social ritual in ancient American cultures, examining its importance. They gain an understanding of how contemporary sports have acquired importance within modern American culture.
Sports Merit Badge Workbook
For this Sports Boy Scout merit badge worksheet, 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.