Swimming/Aquatics Teacher Resources
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Gas exchange: Respiratory Systems
The need for a respiratory system in humans versus being reliant on gas exchange structures is demonstrated. There are many details about the advantages and disadvantages of each mechanism. Students are able to learn about the hemoglobin (haemoglobin) and oxygen dissociation curve.
Gas Exchange And Respiratory Systems.
Explore structures within the realm of gas exchange in terrestrial and aquatic life. The excellent, labelled diagrams and clear descriptions help your students view the different structures and adaptations that have developed. The 29 slides explain diffusion of gases, and students should be able to take useful notes to summarize these facts and processes even further.
Fish Communities in the Hudson
Learning to read data tables is an important skill. Use this resource for your third, fourth, or fifth graders. Learners will will study tables of fish collection data to draw conclusions. The data is based on fish environments in the Hudson River estuary. Data tables and worksheets are included.
New! Using Infinitives
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.
How do I write a friendly letter?
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.
Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins
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.
ESL Activity: 34 Easy Questions
In this ESL questions worksheet, students complete 34 multiple choice questions. Students may click on an answer button for immediate feedback.
Imperfect -ar Verbs
How well does your class understand the imperfect tense? Included here are 32 multiple choice questions which require the learner to translate the sentences provided and identify the correct English translation from four options. Answers are relatively easy to find, since the translation choices are all very different.
Science Review for Grade 3 (3.5)
In this science review for grade 3 (3.5) worksheet, 3rd graders answer 25 multiple choice questions in standardized test format about fossils, simple machines and heat transfer.
The ways that animals adapt to their environments is quite remarkable. In this life science lesson, fifth graders take a look at some of the ways that aquatic animals that live in Arctic or Antarctic waters survive. They perform an interesting simulation using bags of "blubber" to see how one particular adaptation helps them the most. The simulation requires basic materials that are easy to acquire.
Student identify synonyms in poetry. In this grammar lesson, students define what a synonym is and view several examples on the board. Students read a selected poem on an overhead transparency and circle the synonyms.
The Compound Sentence
Introduce your class to three ways of creating compound sentences. The exercises here have learners create more interesting, compound sentences by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, a semicolon, or a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb. An answer sheet is included.
Using Capitalization Part II
What words require capitalization? Review some basic rules of capitalization with your class and then provide them with this practice opportunity. Four rules are listed at the top of the page, and 12 practice sentences follow. The answer sheet contains the answers for 13 sentences, so it appears as if one sentence got cut off of the first page.
"Fun Dance" is a 32-count dance of some very basic dance moves. Walking forward, walking backward, grapevines left, grapevines right, some punching arm moves, and some swimming arm moves. Put on some upbeat music and get movin'.
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).
Create a Marine Protected Area
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.
In Other Words: Using a Thesaurus
Help your young writers stay engaged with their writing through the practical use of a thesaurus. They work to reinforce the use of synonyms as a way of making writing more interesting and to determine word meaning by finding synonyms. Adapt this activity to any grade level.
In this health activity, students find the words related to the sport of swimming and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Seven Swans A-Swimming
In this number 7 worksheet, students practice writing the number 7 and color the pictures of the 7 swans a-swimming.
Canoeing: merit badge
In this canoeing learning exercise, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about canoeing and safety. Students complete 10 questions total to get their merit badge.