Olympics Motion—Science of the Winter Olympics

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as an introduction to a lesson on actin and myosin
  • Create a guided notes handout for pupils to complete as they watch the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses many new vocabulary terms, which may be difficult for English learners to understand
Pros

  • Provides an option for closed captioning to aid in note taking
  • Interviews both scientists and athletes to add relevance to the lesson
Cons

  • None