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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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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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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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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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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.
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Light the Torch: The First Modern Olympic Games

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Explore many aspects of the first modern Olympic Games in your classroom.
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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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The Birth of the Ancient Games: The Olympics

For Students 8th - 10th
This exercise includes a lengthy article on the history of the Olympics as well as a map of Ancient Greece. The last page includes 15 reading comprehension questions about the passage. A fairly thorough look at this topic - geared toward...
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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 activity. 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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2nd Grade - Act. 05: Olympics

For Teachers 2nd
Learn more about the Olympics with your 2nd graders. Using a variety of resources, your class will learn about healthy bodies, training, and eating properly. Additionally, they will discover various Olympic activities and the athletes...
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Learning From the Past: Origin of the Modern Summer Games

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Where did our beloved Summer Games originate? Kids look for the origins of the Summer Olympics in our ancient past. They research how the Games came to be and how they have changed. They'll complete Venn diagrams to compare and contrast...
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Winter Olympic Games History

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
For this Winter Olympics worksheet, young scholars use the library or Internet resources to find the host city or country, number of competing men, number of competing women, and number of nations competing from 1924-2002.
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Home Olympics

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Here's a great way to host a simulated Olympic Games at school. Together, everyone designs an obstacle course, plays balloon volleyball, tumbling tornadoes, crosses the brook, and takes part in a cooperative race. If you want to, you can...
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Olympians Don't Quit

For Students 5th - 6th
In this social studies learning exercise, students will focus on various aspects of the Olympics. Students will complete a word search and 30 fill in the blank questions about the subject.
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Flag Symbolism

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Each country and state has it very own unique flag. Learners choose and examine a flag from one country in regard to the symbolism represented in its design. They then use symbolism to create a flag that represents them, their community,...
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Olympic Mascots - and Mash-Ups

For Students 5th - 8th
The Learning Network has formulated a fill-in the blank worksheet to go along with the New York Times article "Olympic Mascots Inspire Imitations". While the topic is not entirely about physical education, this article could be used for...
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Windy City tries for 2016 Olympics

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students collect background information about costs of hosting Olympics, prepare presentation about Chicago's bid to host 2016 Summer Olympics, debate pros and cons of going to Chicago, and present findings to classmates.
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And the Winner Is...

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars read the sports section of the daily newspaper to find daily totals of what countries have won medals and find articles to keep in their journal (notebook) on the different events and athletes. They then create a...
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The Olympic Medal: It's All Greek to Us!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students view a graphic of the Athens of 2004 Olympic medal. They discuss the symbols on the medal. Students view the "Greek Alphabet animation" and name the letters in the two Greek words on the medal, They transcribe Greek text by...
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Olympics and Politics: Let the Games Begin!

For Students 8th - 12th
Let the games begin! Use political cartoons to analyze current events regarding the Olympic Games. This worksheet includes two cartoons depicting the 2008 Beijing Olympics, background information to help with analysis, and talking points...