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Sports Safety Role Play

For Teachers K - 8th
Students role-play sports situations and determine the actions needed to stay safe from injuries. They define the term sports safety, develop short skits about situations involving sports safety, and work together in cooperative groups.
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Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
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Sports Personalities in Advertising

For Teachers 7th - 9th
During a series of four activities, class members examine and deconstruct advertising that features famous athletes. They determine target audiences, analyze ads, explore "emotional climate," and role play a meeting between a sports...
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Violence in Sports

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore the gratuitous use of violence in televised sports. They discuss sports they participate in, and the rules and consequences that relate to unsporting behaviour. They see if the same rules apply to professional athletes.
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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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Sports on the Edge

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore athleticism by reading a book in class. In this extreme sports lesson plan, students read the nonfiction book Sports on the Edge and discuss what makes a normal sport "extreme." Students answer sports related study...
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Sports Bag

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why not give surface area of cylinders a sporting chance in your classroom? A strategic problem-solving task requires pupils to consider the net of a cylinder. Individuals must determine the sizes of the pieces needed to make a sports...
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Team Handball - Team Sports 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Team handball is not the same as handball played on a racquetball court. This game is more similar in concept to soccer, the main difference is that the hands are used and not the feet. The court is about the size of a basketball court...
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Sports Drinks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Drink it all in. By applying the volume formulas, learners determine the amount of a sports drink that fits into a cylindrical cooler. They compare this volume to that of 24 individual containers.
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Engineered Sports

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
After reading to learn about golf ball aerodynamics, eager engineers put their minds together to apply their new knowledge to an aerospace design challenge. Additionally, they work in teams to predict and test the bounce heights of...
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Common Multiples: Sports Calendar

For Students 6th Standards
Using a calendar, basketballs, and tennis balls, young mathematicians determine the common multiples of four and six. Individuals drag and drop the balls onto the correct dates each sport will be played, allowing them to see which days...
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Map Your Favorite Sports Team's Next Road Trip

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students track a sports team across the country. They use a map scale to calculate the number of miles traveled by their sports team on a trip, conduct Internet research, and calculate how much it would cost them to go along on the trip.
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Rating Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your favorite sports team is ranked #1. How do the powers that be determine this rating? Learn how ratings are mathematically computed using probability concepts, from the Elo Rating System for chess to the Rating Percentage Index for...
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Fighting in Hockey

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At best, fighting in hockey makes the sport more entertaining; at worst, fighting could lead to death. Pupils read background information about the prevalence of fighting in hockey since the 1917 formation of the National Hockey League....
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The Everyday Science of Sports

For Students 6th - 8th
Why do golf balls have dimples? Scholars investigate how the dimples of a golf ball affect the aerodynamics of its flight. They build on their investigation to design improvements to sports equipment in the fun and engaging STEM lesson.
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Basketball—It's a Tall Man's Sport, or Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Does height make a difference with scoring? Using data of NBA players, pupils make a scatter plot of height and free throw percentage. They use technology to find a regression line and to calculate the correlation coefficient before...
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Sports Statisticians: Working with Systems of Equations

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Every point counts. Collaborative groups work together to solve systems of equations on two basketball players and share their answers and approaches with the rest of the class. 
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Math in Sports

For Teachers 4th - 7th
What does math have to do with sports? This math report explains how math is used in sports. In boxing, area is needed to determine the size of the ring, statistics are compared and sorted, and points are counted. In baseball, math and...
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Rock Climbing: Extreme Sports

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Have you been rock climbing? Have your learners complete pre-reading, writing, and post-reading activities for the book Rock Climbing: Extreme Sports. In this guided reading lesson plan, readers complete writing activities, review...
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Managing Training Loads and Sports Injuries

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can our young athletes work to reduce sports injuries and avoid risks associated with overtraining? Discover the major components of managing and monitoring an individual's training load, as well as the warning signs and symptoms of...
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On Your Mark

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
With many factors leading to a great athlete, does height make Usain Bolt unfairly fast? Middle schoolers conduct analysis to change the running distance of the Olympic races to be proportional to the height of the participants. They...
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Biomechanics of Sports

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars study biomechanics. They apply their understanding of sports to determine what athletes do to improve their performance. They participate in a series of lessons and activities.
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On 'Punched Out': Looking at Brain Trauma and Other Risks of Violent Sports

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The tragic story of Derek Boogard, a hockey star whose sports-related brain injuries eventually lead to his death, is told through a series of videos. There are also articles that can be read. This poignant lesson gets participants to...
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Medical Ethics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Just because we have the ability to determine an organism's traits through genetic testing, should we do it? Middle-school medical experts examine the ethical dilemmas in biotechnology in the 17th and final installment in a series of...

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