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55 reviewed resources for athletics

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What Is the Magnus Force?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Throwing a ball through the air seems simple enough, so why do scientists study the effects of air on a sports ball? Veritasium presents a video in its playlist that explains the Magnus force to help athletes throw curve balls. It...
5:40
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Career Connections | Architect Sports Planner

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewPart of the thrill of sports is getting to see competition in person at an athletic facility or stadium. Find out what it takes to become a sports venue architect with a short video that features an architect who designs such venues.  
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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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Tissues – Connective Tissues (Part 3)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is believed that Abraham Lincoln suffered from Marfan syndrome, something that still affects people today. Video number four in a series of 47 further explores tissues, specifically connective tissue. The narrator explores the four...
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The Science of Distance Running

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Don't run from an informative resource. Individuals view a video in the ACS Reactions series that discusses the science of distance running. It explains how energy, oxygen, and water are necessary for running and describes the mechanics...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Ice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Chemistry concepts come alive against the backdrop of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games! Here is a captivating clip to share with your chemistry kids. It teaches how the bonds in a water molecule contribute to the formation of a lattice...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Snow

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Physical science fans find out how supercooled water droplets in the clouds can become crystalline snowflakes. They learn about the categories of snowflakes (plates and columns) and the variables that determine their patterns...
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Does Height Matter in Sports?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are all gymnasts short and all basketball players tall? The comparison of strength and height does benefit some sports. A sporty video as part of a larger series on physics introduces allometry and the application to sports and medicine. 
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Performance Enhancing Drugs

For Students 9th - 12th
There is science behind the adage, "Cheaters never prosper!" Biochemistry or physical education classes find out how steroids, blood doping, and other performance-enhancing methods claim to work, and how unreliable and even dangerous...
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Cellular Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
ATP �— it's everywhere! The video describes aerobic and anaerobic respiration, how the processes of glycolysis, the Kreb cycle, and the Electron Transport Chain work inside the cells to produce ATP, and ends with a discussion about...
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How To Hit A Major League Fastball (According to Science)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A baseball player with a vision of 20/7.5 can clearly see an object 20 feet away that normal folks could only see clearly at 7.5 feet away. This fact along with other interesting examples are explored in a video that explains how senses...
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Blood – There Will Be Blood (Part 2)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Since 2004, blood doping in cycling has dropped by 50 percent. The video opens with a narration about blood doping and then focuses on the structure of blood and how its parts work to keep the body alive. Classes learn about the...
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Can I Die From Too Much Water? Blood? Oxygen?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When someone drinks too much water in a short amount of time, the kidneys cannot keep up, causing blood to become waterlogged. A fascinating video explores what happens in the body when you get too much of things you need: water,...
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Which Hits The Ground First?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Choosing between a medicine ball and a basketball, which will hit the ground first when dropped? Learners watch as visitors at a festival demonstrate in an interview-style video. The narrator asks visitors to guess, then drops the balls....
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Football Helmets: The Last Line of Defense?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ready, set, hike! Fans across the globe look forward to the beginning of football season—but, it's not all tackles and tailgates! Sporty scholars discover how helmets keep heads safe through a video from the American Chemical Society's...
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Science of Skates—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Speed skaters, hockey players, and ice skaters each have skates created specifically for their sports—an interesting fact for your Olympic Games fans! An engaging lesson explores the engineering design of different types of ice skates. 
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"Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class" by Clint Smith

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
An animated interpretation of Clint Smith's poem "Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class" explores the stereotypes Black Americans encounter.
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Equality, Sports, and Title IX

For Students 9th - 12th
Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, how have schools gone about ensuring that girls receive equal treatment in the realm of sports? This is a descriptive and engaging resource that clearly explains the variety of tests used to protect...
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Special Olympics Volleyball Coaching Guide: Teaching Volleyball Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From warm-up routines and stretches to skill progressions and passing drills, this is an absolute must-have resource for coaches teaching volleyball to a group of learners with diverse needs and skills.
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Science of Skis—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The materials used to produce skis have come a long way over the years. A short video explains how the materials in skis serve a specific purpose on the course. The lesson explores materials such as fiberglass and polymers.
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How to Stay Calm under Pressure

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Practice doesn't always make perfect. Pupils watch a four-minute video to learn about the concept of choking during a performance. Next, they answer multiple-choice and open-ended questions about the content in the video. Scholars can...
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How Two Decisions Led Me to Olympic Glory

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Steve Mesler's decisions to confront reality and make a change led him from setback and injury to an Olympic gold medal. As you share this video with your class, emphasize the profound effects of our ability to make confident decisions,...
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Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Provide a historical context for the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine that began in late 2013. Learners review their prior knowledge and chronicle new understandings with a KWL chart, watch a video explaining the Ukrainian...
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How to Grow a Bone

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to grow a human bone outside the body? Begin by taking a look at how bones grow naturally within the human body, the elements that make bones strong and functional, methods currently used to replace bones, and finally, how...

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