Swimming/Aquatics Teacher Resources
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An efficient study guide for the first 10 chapters of Z for Zachariah that covers basic recall questions concerning the characters and the plot. It also includes short writing prompts for selected chapters that extend into the themes, characterizations, and conflicts of the story. Readers must also explain or define specific details from the narrative.
Hamburger Press is an activity that is definitely based on cooperation. Players need to communicate and work together to increase the number of hamburger patties they can press between them. Use cut-up pieces of swim noodles for the hamburger patties. Start with one patty pressed between the palms of two players. They each then take turns adding a patty to those that are sandwiched in between them. See who can press the most patties between them.
Water is powerful! Because it expands as it freezes, if it does so in a closed system, tremendous pressure can be created. All it takes is a little break to cause the system to explode! It's unlikely that you would submerge a pipe full of water into a bucket of liquid nitrogen in class, but this video shows what can happen when the water inside freezes. Include this clip when teaching the properties of water.
High schoolers find a quadratic model to fit Olympic swim times. In this finding a quadratic model to fit Olympic swim times lesson, students enter data into lists. High schoolers create a scatter plot of the Olympic swim data. Students find a quadratic model to fit the data by performing a quadratic regression.
In this fish activity, learners will use fish characteristics vocabulary words to fill in the blanks of 3 statements and a crossword puzzle.
Students explore how animals move. In this animals lesson, students use pictures of animals and demonstrate how that animal moves from place to place.
Teach your class the basic format of a friendly letter. Pupils learn about the heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. There is a brief quiz at the end to check for understanding. The links for this section work correctly and say whether a response is correct or incorrect.
Do you know the difference between a turtle, a tortoise, and a terrapin? Well your class will, after completing this worksheet. Though the questions only ask learners to recall what they read, the text is packed full of information and can be used in a number of ways. Teaching your class about ecosystems? Use this to fuel a discussion about animal adaptations. Or take advantage of the descriptive language and teach a compare and contrast writing lesson. Decide for yourself how this resource can best benefit your students.
Infinitives have multiple purposes. Introduce your Spanish class to the variety of ways to use infinitives other than simply conjugating them. Use the material and presentation included here to inspire and inform a lesson on infinitives. Pupils can learn to use infinitives as subjects, as objects of a verb, as objects of a preposition, in special expressions, and as impersonal commands. Accurate examples and explanations for each situation are provided.
Would you agree that certain words in the English language are typically used to describe women, while other words are used to describe men? To warm up, English language learners tell their partner about what they did over the weekend. Then, they take a list of vocabulary words and decide whether they are used to describe a man or a woman. Note: some of the words are not entirely appropriate for the classroom (e.g. toy boy, beer belly).
Draw your class in by working together to complete a chart of ocean users and uses. Connect the users to how they use the ocean where possible. Introduce the class to ways that areas of the ocean are protected, and take them to the NOAA website for marine protected areas (MPAs). Draw an imaginary coastline on the board and have volunteers suggest what people, resources, and restrictions they would like to include on the map. Overall, this lesson is not strong, but it would be pertinent to a unit on natural resources or how humans impact the environment.
New! Habitats Project
Find here a brief overview of a project on a selected animal. Though the title says "habitats," really this is a report on a specific animal. The ten facts listed are to be included in the pupil's choice of a poster or multimedia presentation. Assign this project at the end of an ecosystems unit where you have covered food chains, adaptations, and habitats.
For this number 7 worksheet, learners practice writing the number 7 and color the pictures of the 7 swans a-swimming.
What type of things can one do with water? You can swim in it, wash with it, drink it, and use it to do your laundry. It is also so much fun for swimming! Water is an amazing resource! Quiz your kids on all the different ways they use water with this cute PowerPoint game.
In this what is a vertebrate activity, students fill in the blank with information about the characteristics of chordates. Students also answer short answer questions about the characteristics of vertebrates and fish.
In this sports learning exercise, students research 2 sports and write a short essay about them. Students research swimming and horse back riding.
Students determine the volume of water they displace. For this earth science lesson, students calculate the total water displaced by the world's population. They evaluate whether or not this value is enough to raise the sea level significantly.
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.
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. Neat student handouts are provided in addition to the teacher's guide to this two-part instructional activity.
Students are divided into two teams in which its members are to gather as many objects in the pool as possible gaining points for different objects.