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Learners explore water safety. In this water safety instructional activity, students take a field trip to a local pool, water park, or lake and interview lifeguards regarding water safety. Learners document the interview by taking digital pictures of techniques and procedures.
Pupils practice swimming safety by entering a pool, and working on three safety techniques; jumping into the water, changing directions, and the rollover. The techniques are utilized under certain circumstances when swimming in the open water. These circumstances are discussed in a whole-group setting.
Students examine and discuss summer water safety guidelines. They read the handout "Lifeguard Lani's Water Safety Tips" as a class, and complete a worksheet. Students then write water safety problem scenarios and trade with a partner, providing a solution to their partner's scenarios.
Students explore water conservation. For this ecology and civic responsibility lesson, students identify agencies that monitor and help improve water quality and describe what they do. Students research these organizations and work in groups to determine ways they can ensure safe water supplies are available. Students create posters displaying their ideas.
Students discuss the proper clothing for the season. They make wind chimes to use as an indicator of movement of the air and observe and identify the various cloud formations. They determine the basic rules of storm safety and discuss what the children should do after a storm.
Students examine water safety information. For this water safety lesson, students evaluate options in each problem scenario and use water safety tips to complete worksheets. Students write five water safety problems on their own and trade with a partner to provide solutions to the problems.
Young scholars create a PowerPoint presentation about the safety rules they learn about being in the water. For this safety in water lesson plan, students observe a movie and discuss afterwards the ways they can be safe in the water. Then they create a powerpoint about it.
Young scholars perform introductory swimming techniques. They review water safety rules. Students blow bubbles and put their head into the water. They touch designated body parts while standing in the water and finally touch the bottom of the pool. Young scholars pick up rings on the bottom of the pool.