Swimming/Aquatics Teacher Resources
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Finding a sport that works for the whole family is the true meaning of winning. Maybe it's not soccer, but swimming? Maybe it's not basketball, but archery? There is a sport for everyone!
Here is a real-world application for systems of equations. When is it better to pay an enrollment fee and lower daily rate, and when is it better to pay the regular price? The local swim center is having a special offer, reductions in the price of the daily pass with an enrollment fee. It is up to your future consumers to determine when an initial fee makes a better deal by graphing two different equations. They will be able to see graphically when an enrollment fee is the better deal. The resource comes with commentary that suggests its use as an introduction to systems of equations or as an assessment. Either way, it is applicable to real life. The class will need graph paper and rulers to complete the assignment.
This merit badge workbook for swimming provides a checklist of achievements necessary to secure this Boy Scout badge. It includes 10 potential health concerns related to swimming and asks about their prevention and treatment. This is a thorough evaluation of swimming-related knowledge.
Constructionists calculate perimeter and area of various rectangles. They draw a rectangle representing a swimming pool on grid paper, calculate the area of the swimming pool and the sidewalk around the pool, and identify patterns in the calculations.
This dual vector lesson plan has the class watch a video about a person's swim of the English Channel. The class then uses a computer program to analyze dual vectors of wind's effect on a flight path of a plane as compared to the water currents effect on the person's swim.
Make a splash with an interactive storybook that emphasizes water safety. Directed at preschoolers and primaries, the ducky tale and games reinforce the rules of wearing a life vest whenever near water, making sure to have a supervising adult with you, and taking lessons so that you can learn how to swim.
In this poetry analysis worksheet, students read the poem "Fish Swimming," and discuss the metaphors in the poem. Students complete eight activities based on the poem, including rewriting the subject of the poem and watching two animations based on the poem.
In this vocabulary worksheet, students use words in a word box for the story, The Swimming Hole to complete sentences and match definitions. Students then write about living on a prairie "a long time ago."
For this vowel digraph worksheet based on the book, The Swimming Hole, learners read a letter, find vowel sound like those in paw, author and thought. Students write those words, then circle word that match vowel sounds of given underlined words.
A guide for competitive swimmers to take a look at how stroke length contributes to swimming efficiency. There is a PowerPoint and several websites for the swimmers to visit to gather information. They then keep track of their swimming strokes, counting, timing, and charting their progress. Finally comes the analysis of their swimming efficiency.
Why does a seastar sink, but a jellyfish float? Through a fun investigation, learners examine the concept of buoyancy using simple household items. The challenge: create neutral buoyancy for an action figure in water. With ample teacher background and an easy-to-follow lesson plan, you won't have to worry about whether you'll sink or swim teaching the activity found here.
Have you been wondering what to do with that aquarium full of brine shrimp? This activity has teens sea monkeying around with measurement, observations, and hypothesizing about the mating behaviors of these little critters. If you do not have a brine shrimp population lying around, it takes about four weeks to get them up and swimming, so plan accordingly!
Students research art analysis by creating a mural in their class. For this artistic expression lesson, students research the work of Keith Haring and discuss his personal style and how it reflected body movement. Students utilize paints and scaffolding to create their own murals based on swimming.
One of the most fun characteristics of a poem is rhythm! Little ones will clap along as you read a poem, to determine the rhythm of the piece. The book In the Swim is used throughout the instructional activity; it contains fish themed poems that kids can keep rhythm to. Use to connect poetry to music, poetry to science, or if you need a book for your next themed unit.
In this swan maze worksheet, pupils trace a path in a picture which shows four admirers of a swan swimming to deliver flowers to her.
High schoolers design and build full-size boats made out of two-liter plastic bottles, chicken wire, and plywood. Then they race the boats, with the boat's designers "manning the hull", in the school's swimming pool.
Students will learn about this phenomenon, including the salmon migration route and the fact that salmon are able to return to the streams where they were born after spending years swimming in the ocean. They will see photographs of salmon at different stages of their lives, and illustrate maps with salmon pictures. Students will conclude by performing skits showing the salmon life cycle and migration.
Students explore the world of insects and discover what it might be like to live like one. They create an insect with physical characteristics and demonstrate how it moves. Students also compare and contrast insects to spiders and how different insects move, jump, fly, crawl, or swim. Finally, they search for insects in their home or outside with their family.
Students explore the swimming pool environment while gaining confidence and skills. In this the start of something extraordinary instructional activity, students develop foundation skills to move in the water of a swimming pool. Students also explore safety skills that include first aid, CPR, and rescue equipment /techniques.
Students participate in a cardiac workout in the swimming pool. Individually, they record their own intensity by using heart rate monitors and noting their rate of perceived exertion. They discover which swimming stroke keeps their heart rate up and complete a worksheet.