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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...
3:38
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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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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...
3:54
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What Happens When You Get Heat Stroke? sun stroke, homeostasis, body temperature

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Exertional heat stroke is one of the three leading causes of death in sports, but with the help of this video young athletes will be able to avoid this life-threatening condition. Offering clear explanations of how the body dissipates...
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The Math Behind Michael Jordan's Legendary Hang Time

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
As spectacular of an athlete as he was, even Michael Jordan can't beat gravity. Engage young scholars in exploring the science and math behind this hall-of-famer's amazing leaping ability, and see how things would be different on other...
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Talent vs Training

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
To what degree is athletic talent natural versus trained? What role do genetics play in an individual's athletic potential? Invite your young learners to consider these questions and discover the science behind athletic improvement and...
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Olympics Motion—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What makes the elite athletes elite? Young scholars watch a thorough video lesson that describes the science of muscle movement. The narrator explores the physical requirements of different sports.
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Haptography: Digitizing our Sense of Touch

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We have cameras to record what we see, but how can we record what we touch? Katherine Kuchenbecker, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to answer exactly that question. Using sensitive...
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How To Practice Effectively...For Just About Anything

For Students 6th - 12th
Want to be a superstar, a pro athlete, or a world-class musician? Start practicing — and be prepared to practice for 10,000 hours for over 20 years. An informative video lets young learners know exactly how long they'll to practice to...
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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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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How does what you eat compare to an NFL football player? The final video in a 10-part series explains the nutrition requirements at the extreme level of an NFL player. The instructor explains the key nutrients and their nutritional...
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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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The Ancient Origins of the Olympics

For Students 4th - 12th
Whether or not it is an Olympic year, young athletes will be inspired by this brief, animated history of the Olympics and the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius." 
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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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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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"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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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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The Most Burly Hurls

For Students 9th - 12th
It's time for a throw-down of Olympic proportions! Learners explore the energy track stars use to toss four field-event items: the javelin, shot put, hammer, and discus. The narrator then relates the energy used in throwing to energy...
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How Does Protein Build Muscle?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Beef up your knowledge of muscles. Individuals learn how protein builds muscle in a video from the ACS Reactions series. The video explains the amounts of protein necessary to build muscle.
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Mathletes—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Investigate the mathematics of the Olympics. A science video how mathematics is important from the basic level of calculating scores to the more complex math of describing the velocity of motion. Scholars learn to view Olympic...
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Suit Up—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
You are what you wear! Learn the complex design strategies that result in the competition clothing seen in the Olympics. Scientists consider the requirement of each sport, which typically results in resisting air drag. 
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Safety Gear—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Safety first! A science video explores the design of safety helmets. It considers both elastic and inelastic collisions.
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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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