Why Do We Get Nervous?

Sweaty palms, fingernail biting, racing heart. From prepping for a big exam or delivering an important presentation to stepping onto the field before the whistle is blown, we have all experienced nervousness in our lives. Perhaps by taking a look at professional athletes, our young learners can better understand how to effectively cope with this type of tension. Learn about the flight-or-fight response that occurs in the human body in response to stressful situations, and how professional athletes ease their nervousness with mental and motivational imagery. Tip: Have the video queued up to skip initial advertisement.

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Pros

  • Clear descriptions of physiological and neurological systems and effects
  • Engaging drawings and animations
  • Great cross-curricular video that integrates science and physical activities
Cons

  • Presenter speaks quickly throughout video