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195 resources with the concept the olympic games

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How Fast is Usain Bolt?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Revisit the 2012 Summer Olympics by having seventh graders calculate the unit rate sprinting speed of the 100-meter gold medal winner. 
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Figure Skating Physics—Science of the Winter Olympic Games

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight...
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The Glory That Was Greece

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Today we are going Greek! Provide the class with a clear and well-organized overview of all things pertaining to ancient Greece. From early Greeks and Homer, to the Persian Wars and great philosophers, this slide show has it all. Review...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
The options are vast with this Ancient Greece and Olympics research project! Using Scholastic online resources, historians have interactive and educational supports to guide them through researching and writing about the 2004 Olympics in...
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Olympics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are the Olympic Games a benefit for their host countries and cities? Scholars decide for themselves in preparation for a class debate or discussion. After reading a brief background and overview of the topic, pupils read the top three...
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Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Olympics are about more than sports—at times, the games are also a place of racism and prejudice! Pupils investigate the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. They analyze the meaning behind the materials included in the United States...
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Olympic Values

For Students 3rd Standards
The values of the Olympics are an important part of the games that help create a community of respect and competition. Class members read a circle chart that displays the values of the Olympic Games, and then they respond to questions...
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The Olympics: Then and Now

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Go for the gold with a worksheet that focuses on the Olympics! Pupils respond to an informational text presented through charts, then answer four multiple choice questions, and one short answer question. 
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Classroom Olympics

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
As the Summer Olympics are approaching, incorporate Olympic-type games into the classroom. From straw javelin to cotton ball shot put, these games are sure to keep leaners engaged. The best part is that there is math involved! Pupils...
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The Olympic Symbols

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Get into the Olympic spirit with a resource about the values and symbols of the Olympic Games. With sections about prominent images of the Olympics, including the flame and the interlocked rings, the packet supplies engaging information...
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The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boon?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do the economic benefits of major sporting events such as the Olympics or the World Cup outweigh the expected costs? Using fundamental economic terms, discover the explicit and implicit costs and benefits for countries that host these...
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My Big Fat Greek Olympics

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute...
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Understanding the Modern Olympic Games

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude...
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Learning From the Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Coming up on the Olympics? Be sure your middle schoolers understand the dynamic and ancient history of this global tradition. They begin by recalling traditions parents have passed down, considering their relevance and ways they might be...
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Olympic Report Planner

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Use this worksheet to research a future or past olympian. There's a space for researchers to brainstorm things they'd like to know, a space for them to record notes, and a KWL chart. There's also an open space to write a cumulative...
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Technical Merits

For Teachers 5th - 12th
What is technical knowledge? The class explores what technical knowledge might mean to an Olympic athlete. They catalog the different types of information that athletes would need to compete in various Winter Olympic sports and develop...
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In the Olympics, are Women Improving Faster than Men?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Will the time come when women outperform men at the Olympic Games?Scholars investigate gender differences in Olympic Games performances. They study the historical participation of women and then analyze data to determine if women will...
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Where in the World?

For Students 5th Standards
Learners practice reading a chart with information about where the Olympic Games have been held since 1994. Then, they answer questions by pulling explicit information from the chart. A key at the bottom of the chart indicates Winter...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: China, Tibet, and the Olympics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Political tensions have surrounded the Olympics for centuries; take a look back at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with this political cartoon analysis worksheet. Background information gives learners context regarding Tibetan protests...
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Who Wants to Be a Champion

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Challenge your learners with this game focusing on problems involving ratios and calculating percentages. In this game, learners have to identify a ratio, convert ratios to a fraction, convert a percent to a fraction, and answer word...
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Olympic Solar Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use cardboard and aluminum foil to construct a solar oven that concentrates enough sunlight to cook a hotdog. They review the history and use of solar energy in relation to the Olympics.
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The Olympics

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students will research the geography and designa route form Columbia SC to an olympic competition, then follow local news and current events to track team perfomance.
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How the New Olympic Swimsuit gives Athletes an Edge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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.  Learners create a scatter plot of the Olympic swim data.  Students find a...
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Ancient Greeks: A Trip to Olympia

For Students 6th
In this ancient Greece Olympics worksheet, students answer 5 long answer questions to form a diary entry as though they were an Olympic athlete in ancient Greece.