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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Swimming
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.
8th - 12th Physical Education 8 Views 10 Downloads
New Review Elementary School Sea Turtle Lesson Plan
Young scientists explore the fascinating life cycle of sea turtles in this elementary science lesson. From leathery eggs buried beneath the sand to 600 pound creatures swimming through the oceans, students discuss, read informational text, and perform activities that examine each step in the lives of these amazing animals.
1st - 4th Science 20 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
7th - 9th Math 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Swim the Open Sea: Analyzing Duel Vectors
This dual vector lesson 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.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Stroke Length Does Matter
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.
9th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Swimming Hole by Laura Ingalls Wilder
This PowerPoint provides a summary, comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and links for independent activities related to the story "The Swimming Hole" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Age-appropriate definitions of such literacy elements and terms as theme, historical fiction, homophones, and antonym are given.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 92 Downloads
Floating Fishes: How do Fishes Control Buoyancy?
Playing with balloons, water, oil, and bottles help put this lesson plan over the top! Participants use air-filled balloons in water tanks to experience gas compression. They also use oil-filled bottles to experiment with buoyancy. Included are detailed materials and procedures, helpful diagrams, a photo of the lab setup, and a plethora of critical-thinking questions.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 55 Downloads
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 lesson; it contains fish themed poems that kids can keep rhythm to.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 31 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Swimming Pool Math
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.
6th - 12th Math 11 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Commas in Series and in Direct Address
Commas can be all sorts of trouble! Introduce your emerging grammarians to the two simplest comma rules: items in a series and direct address. There are three exercises that hone specific skills, and then there is a cumulative exercise.
3rd - 6th English Language Development 58 Views 516 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
An engaging, and not to mention attractive, lesson plan has prealgebra and beginning algebra scholars examining linear relationships. They consider the rising water level as a swimming pool is being filled. They do so by charting and graphing the rate of change.
7th - 9th Math 15 Views 128 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Toward the end of the school year when the weather warms up, take your high schoolers swimming! They perform various cardiovascular activities in the pool, beginning with a warm-up activity and followed by stretching, precardio, cardiovascular, toning, and cool-down activities.
9th - 12th Physical Education 4 Views 0 Downloads
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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.
Pre-K - 1st Physical Education 5 Views 4 Downloads
Preschool Lesson Plans: Dolphins
Preschoolers listen to the book, Dolphins, by Carol K. Lindeen, and learn about sea animals. Little learners will color, go on a swimming field trip, study sea animals, sing a dolphin song, and trace an outline of a dolphin. They count the letters in the wor, "dolphin," trace the letters, or write them if they are able.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 22 Views 47 Downloads
Swimming Pool Mural
Students research art analysis by creating a mural in their class. In this artistic expression activity, 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.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
New Review Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 4.1: Past Continuous and Prepositions
Study verb tense, prepositions, and geographical features from around the word in one learning exercise. After choosing between was and were in several sentences, as well as deciding whether they should use the past tense or past continuous (progressive) tense, kids match prepositions with appropriate verbs and use a word bank to describe various geographical features, such as Niagra Falls and the Gobi Desert.
4th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 5.1: Can and Could, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
A collection of grammar and vocabulary activities challenge learners to review adjectives. After choosing can or could in a few multiple choice questions, they write the comparative and superlative forms of different adjectives.
4th - 8th Language Arts 28 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable