Put all the balls (same type of ball) in the middle of the basketball court. One person from each team must run to the center of the court and bring back the ball to their team's hula hoop. If using soccer balls, players must dribble;...
Students use problem-solving skills and creativity to build a roller ball race track with adjustable ramp levels and changeable friction surfaces. They hypothesize how fast or slow balls will roll down ramps, varying the shape and size...
This is one part (lesson 7) of the unit on Bocce ball. There are links on this page to get you to the entire unit. This`lesson sets up a tournament of eight teams. You may have to divide your class into a different number of teams. Take...
Bocce ball is a lifelong sport that many different age levels can learn. Lesson 2 is about the underhand throw and the different shooting techniques involved. This lesson is only one lesson in a comprehensive Bocce Ball unit. There are...
Bocce ball is a lifelong sport that can be taught to many different age levels. This is only one page of a pretty comprehensive unit. Click the link at the bottom of the page and take a look at the entire unit and adapt it to meet the...
Play this fun twist on capture the flag with your class! After setting up the equipment, divide the class into two equal teams, and choose one person to be a guard on each team. The guard is the only person on either team allowed to...
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The first golf balls were made of wood and would only last for a few games. Modern golf balls last a lot longer but they don't float. The presentation provides the directions for a lab to determine the minimum amount of salt needed to...
Fourth graders participate in a ball identification exercise to help them identify birds. As a class, their teacher throws them a variety of different sized and colored balls for them to describe. Using these factors, they work together...
Bocce ball is all about aiming to hit the target. Seems simple enough. Roll a ball down a lane and try to get closer to the target than anyone else. Stop. It's not that easy. Why? Because other balls get in the way and block the path. So...
You can teach Bocce ball to most age levels. The biggest concern with younger players is safety; they need to learn how to throw the Bocce balls without inadvertently hurting another player. The focus in this lesson is how to generate...
Bocce ball - lesson 6 takes the game indoors and makes some adaptations. Use bean bags or juggling balls that won't bounce too much to play indoors. The focus is on throwing and using good form. The strategy will be slightly different...
This life-long sport of Bocce ball can be played for fun, or one can play in serious competitions. Here, the angle of release is covered. Discussion and practice with regard to rolling, tossing, throwing, or lobbing requires knowledge...
Fourth graders categorize details quickly. During the exercise, 4th graders are asked to identify various types of balls as they are quickly thrown into the air and then concealed.
CCSS Math Activities
Land on the green with a fun resource. A short performance task asks pupils to consider the volume of containers that hold golf balls. They determine the percentage of empty space of the container for different numbers of golf balls.
Combine square dancing and a Swiss ball. There are quite a few square dance moves and how to do them while sitting on, or carrying a Swiss ball. Teach these square dance moves to the class. Then have them work together in small groups to...
Students investigate different balls' abilities to bounce. They conduct a Ball Bounce Height Comparison and Ball Bounce Time Comparison, complete a worksheet, graph the results of their experiment, and answer investigating questions.
Dick Blick Art Materials
M.C. Escher's "Hand with Reflecting Globe" and the work of Dick Termes, inspire this activity. Kids check out their reflection in a Christmas ornament or a bubble filter and recreate this distorted image on a vinyl ball.
All work and no play makes for a boring classroom! Bring back memories by analyzing the patterns of a tether ball. Given the dimensions of the ball, pole, and rope, young scholars must determine how many times the ball will wrap around...
As learners build the "girders" of conversation by staying consistent on a particular topic, they avoid the "wrecking ball" of an off-topic comment. To help students develop this important conversation skill, this resource provides them...
Those who build together learn together. Scholars work in groups on two teamwork-building activities that involve engineering design. They first construct the tallest tower they can using five sheets of paper and masking tape. Next, they...
In between fighting, Roman soldiers played this game for their amusement. What is the game? Bocce ball, a form of lawn bowling which the Italians brought to the US. This sport can be played by anyone who can roll a ball that is about the...
Analyze the flight of a thrown ball. Learners determine the maximum height of a thrown ball and the time it takes to hit the ground given its initial speed. They continue to review different scenarios with different maximums or different...
Center for Learning in Action
Enhance your states of matter lessons with a hands-on science investigation that compares six different balls' color, texture, size, weight, ability to bounce, and buoyancy.
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