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Protecting Athletes with Genetic Conditions: Sickle Cell Trait

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should school and professional teams test athletes for sickle cell trait? Will it protect them by providing knowledge or lead to discrimination by not allowing them to participate in sports? After learning about this genetic disorder,...
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An Athlete Uses Physics to Shatter World Records

For Students 6th - 12th
Have you heard of the Fosbury Flop? It was invented by a college high jumper in and has become the standard technique for high jumpers world wide. Learn the physics of this move and why it is more effective for clearing the bar than the...
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Breaking News: English Athlete's Hairstyles

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Practice vocabulary and speaking skills in this ESL reading comprehension lesson plan. Middle and high schoolers participate in a number of before, during, and after reading activities based on an article entitled "Footballer Sent Off...
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Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 9

For Teachers 6th - 12th
By the ninth lesson in this soccer unit, learners have studied this sport from many angles. Here they consider the right to play. Take a look at how much money professional athletes earn. Is there a difference between how much men make...
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Female Olympians Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
For every strong and determined female Olympian, there are millions of young girls watching and becoming inspired. Middle and high schoolers learn more about record-breaking and history-making Olympian women with a presentation from the...
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Tennis Lesson: Serve Swing

For Teachers 5th - 12th
If your serving arm and racquet don't form an L-shape during your serve, you need this video! Observe professional athletes and their swings!
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The Science of Lance Armstrong

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Live Strong! High schoolers will discuss some of the reasons behind Lance Armstrong's success in cycling and chart those reasons into four categories: Physiology, Psychology, Equipment, Training/Strategy. They will then choose one sport...
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Cutting Athletics = Cutting Scholarship Chances

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify athletic programs to be cut from school district budget, find out how many students have received college athletic scholarships in past, and interview students and coaches to find out how scholarship search is going if...
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Internal Athlete—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cross-country skiers are some of the most disciplined athletes in the world. Young scholars learn about the biology of endurance in an interesting video lesson that highlights athletes of current and past Olympics.
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Real-Life Math | Athletic Trainer

For Students 6th Standards
The lesson is sure to get scholars' blood pumping. An athletic trainer highlights some uses of math in athletic training in a heart-pumping video. After watching it, pupils get together in groups to measure their resting heart rates and...
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Dodgeball: The 4-Week Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
There's more to this game than just dodging! Here you'll find loads of activities and practice exercises for teaching your young athletes a variety of overarm/underarm throws, catches, dodges, and tactics.
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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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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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Athletes Make the Grade

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students read a story called Athletes Need to Make the Grade to Play and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events college athletes and academics lesson plan, student respond to literature by...
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Athletes of the 20th Century

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research athletes of the 20th Century. In this athlete research instructional activity, students use the Internet to gather information to write a three paragraph essay. Students will include pictures in their essay.
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Athletics and Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How might genetic testing impact and transform the nature of athletic sports? After reading a New York Times article on genetic testing for children to determine athletic ability, class members are broken into groups and take on the...
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Cutting athletics = cutting scholarship chances

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students collect financial statements from the district and find out what, if anything,is cut from athletics. Students investigate how many hope to use athletic scholarships next fall. Students interview students, their parents and...
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Athletic rules: Break them and who should suffer?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners write an article that presents the student's view in the situation of a high school football team forfeiting all of its victories because of a paperwork glitch. Students research the rules of the state athletic association.
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Favorite Sports and Athletes: an Introduction to Sports Media

For Teachers K - 3rd
Even young children watch sports and like team logos and products. It's never too early to think critically about what's onscreen. This exercise develops awareness that media communicate values (i.e. who participates in sports and who...
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Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is the sixth in a 10-lesson series on soccer. It takes a look at the role of gender in the sport of soccer. In general, are boys’ sports and girls’ sports equal? Are men’s sports and women’s sports equal? Is there equality in...
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Marathon Challenge by PBS

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does your class have the heart for this activity about exercise and pulse rates? After measuring resting heart rate and recovery heart rate, have your young athletes investigate pulse rate and the effect of exercise on pulse rate. This...
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Lesson 8: Considering A Stem Career

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Men wearing lab coats, pocket protectors, and thick glasses. Many are the stereotypes attributed to those who work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Challenge these myths and stereotypes with a...
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Nano Waterproofing

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
This lesson will make an impact, especially on scientist-athletes who may have an interest in waterproof clothing! Acting as materials engineers, they work collaboratively on waterproofing pieces of cotton fabric. This challenge is...
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The 400m Event—Chemistry and Sport

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do Olympic runners succeed in physically demanding events like the 400-meter dash? Physiology scholars explore the relationship between acids, bases, and the muscular system through a scenario-driven activity. The instructional...

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