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279 resources with the concept movement

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The Higgs Boson, Part II: What is Mass?

For Students 9th - 12th
If you're reading this, thank the Higgs field! The second video in a series of three describes how matter is given mass via the Higgs field. Pupils discover the difference between particles with and without mass and how they interact...
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Classy Moves

For Students 2nd - 8th
Choose a leader to stand in the middle of a circle of students. The leader does any sort of move for 20 seconds, including tuck jumps, jumping jacks, silly dance moves, push-ups, burpees, etc. The rest of the class must mimic the leader...
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Muscles – Organismal Level (Part 2)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans use 200 muscles to take one step — that's a lot of muscles! Learners see how skeletal muscles work to pull on bones, creating movement. The narrator then explores motor units, muscle twitches, impulses, contractions, and isotonic...
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For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ligaments are the tough, fibrous connecting tissue between bones that form joints. Explore this connecting tissue with the 20th video in a series of 47 videos on the human body. The narrator first reviews the anatomy of the skeleton and...
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I Don't Think You're Ready for These Jellies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If a jellyfish is cut into two parts, each part can regenerate, creating two new organisms.This phenomenon and other interesting facts about jellyfish are explored in the Monterey Bay aquarium's exhibit on jellies and talks with the...
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Skeletal System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Adults' bodies are made of 206 bones, whereas babies have about 300 different bones or areas of cartilage. Pupils explore the difference between exo- and endo- skeletons in a video about the skeletal system. They then see how bones are...
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Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Circular Motion

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lead your class in this exciting activity to learn more about motion and its importance. Pupils learn about a centripetal and why it is required to maintain a constant speed in a circulating moving mass. They apply the equation for...
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The Physics of the "Hardest Move" in Ballet

For Students 7th - 12th
"It's not magic. It's physics!" Here is a short video that explores the physics behind the fouetté—the most difficult move in ballet.
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Music Lesson Plan for Teaching Children with (Severe) Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Here's a packet of music activities designed specifically for children with autism. Kids learn greeting, echo, and repertory songs, as well as rhythmic patterns to play rhythm instruments.
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Directions: Left / Right / Forward / Back

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Move to the left! Move to the right! Kids will definitely get moving with a lesson on directions. They review left, right, forward, and back before playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey and singing some songs about movement.
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Animal Action Cards Book

For Teachers K - 2nd
Can you stomp like a elephant? Or slither like a snake? Use these animal cards to get your little monkeys moving! Each card features an illustration and action word that matches the animal.
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Jolly Music Posters

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Perfect for music class or a dance lesson, these Jolly Music posters are charming for young learners of any age. They each feature a children's song with applicable illustrations and motion, prompting your young musicians to move to the...
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Classroom or Large Space Activities

For Teachers K - 2nd
The 24 activities detailed in this packet are designed to get kids up and moving with a minimum of chaos. A great resource to have on hand for drama classes and content courses.
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For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Get your little readers moving with a fun lesson about Eric Carle's Little Cloud. After reading the book together, they engage in a series of locomotor and manipulative activities to illustrate how different elements of the story would...
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Finding Rate (Distance/Time)

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The rate of a moving vehicle is calculated in this video. A student does an equation on a whiteboard, as well as displays a real-life example of a moving truck. The video footage of a moving truck is a great way to connect this math...
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Dance and Writing

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use dance moves to perform narratives. In this dramatic performing lesson, 4th graders use strong and soft movements to show what character's voice is portraying. Students also use movement to show the feelings in the...
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Dance: Water Dancing

For Teachers K
Examine the way water moves, drips, and splashes with an expressive dance. Learners discuss the ways in which water moves, then create dance sequences that show or describe water. There are several suggestions to adapt this lesson to...
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Mallard's Wetland Olympics

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students observe plants and animals of a wetland and then compare their ability to move with different animals by undertaking the exercises on a downloadable page.
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Music: Caterpillars, How They Grow!

For Teachers 1st
Put on some music and get moving as a way to represent the life cycle of a caterpillar. Kids listen to the story The Very Hungary Caterpillar, discuss the life cycle, then create vocal expression that represent each stage of the cycle....
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Dance: Discovering the Culture of Gullah

For Teachers 5th - 7th
It's wonderful to see a activity that incorporates art, movement, and writing. These three forms of creative expression are explored as learners dance to music from the Gullah people of West Africa. They analyze several paintings, listen...
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Mexican Culture “La Raspa”

For Teachers 1st
Here are three lessons that work together to engage learners in a cultural and musical exploration. In lesson one the listen to the Mexican folk song, "La Raspa" and discuss cultural context. In lesson two they dance along to both "La...
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The class creates and performs a movement performance of the creation story found in the Jewish tradition. This lesson begins with the research of Israeli culture and culminates in a performance of the narrated creation story....
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Mirror Exercise

For Teachers K - 6th
Kids get up and act! To promote inventiveness, timing, and clowning, they pair up and act as though they are looking in a mirror. Child A does a move while child B attempts to mimic it as closely as possible. This is a fun activity that...