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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 Everyday Science of Sports

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Physical science juniors will enjoy this sensational enrichment on aerodynamics, especially if they are also sports fans! With a focus on physical features and behaviors, collaborative groups make observations on five different golf...
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Classroom Olympics

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a an awesome, 17-page lesson plan on a simulated Olympic Games for your young athletes. After learning about the history of the Olympics, the whole class takes part in events such as The Cotton Ball Shot Put, The Paper Plate...
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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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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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Olympic Games

For Students 7th - 9th
The Olympic Games are the subject of a differentiated lesson for a middle school classroom. Activities include researching the events in the ancient games and comparing them to events in the modern Olympics, gathering acts about why...
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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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The Most Burly Hurls

For Students 9th - 12th
It's time for a throw-down of Olympic proportions! Learners explore the energy track stars use to toss four field-event items: the javelin, shot put, hammer, and discus. The narrator then relates the energy used in throwing to energy...
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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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Political Events and Summer Olympic Games

For Teachers 5th - 7th
During an Olympics year, the world joins together to celebrate athleticism, patriotism, and history. Learn about the Olympiads of the 20th century with a research project in which groups research one year's Olympic Games. They note the...
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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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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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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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Summer Olympic Sports Word Scramble

For Students 3rd - 5th
Let the games begin! Pupils unscramble 15 different words related to summer Olympic sports. A great addition to your unit on the Olympic games.
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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 Ancient Origins of the Olympics

For Students 4th - 12th
Whether or not it is an Olympic year, young athletes will be inspired by this brief, animated history of the Olympics and the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius." 
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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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Your Odds of Becoming an Olympian

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Which country and sport would give you the best odds of participating in the Winter Games as an Olympian? Including some fun facts on the demographic make-up and Olympic ties of various countries around the world, this is a brief and...
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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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Winter Olympic Games Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research an individual event on the Internet during the winter Olympic games. Students learn about their event, watch it on TV, follow it on the Web, and acreate a poster that sharing their new knowledge about that sport.