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Athletics and Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How might genetic testing impact and transform the nature of athletic sports? After reading a New York Times article on genetic testing for children to determine athletic ability, class members are broken into groups and take on the...
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Bring Sports Inside the Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Research sports to foster an interest in afterschool engagement, and see your students grow more creative and focused.
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own...
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Activity and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of...
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Ahead of the Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
According to the movie Wildcats, "It's the sport of kings, better than diamond rings, football!" It is also, however, the sport of severe concussions and ongoing blows to the head. In order to keep our Seahawks soaring and Broncos...
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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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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Injury and Recovery

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Synthetic scaffolding can be used to regenerate biological tissue, such as muscle, tendons, and ligaments. When perfected, this biotechnological feat will help many injured athletes recover more quickly. Dr.Cato Laurencin explains the...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many mechanical phenomena are explained by a physics professor using Nick Goepper, a Winter Olympics 2014 slope-style skier, as the model. Beginning with kinetic and potential energy, the professor goes on to explain angular momentum and...
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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: Alpine Skiing and Vibration Damping

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Alpine skiers have engineers looking out for their safety and for their performance. Physics and materials engineers consider how to dampen the vibrations that can be caused by bumps in the snow, vibrations that can cause the athletes to...
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Figure Skating Physics—Science of the Winter Olympic Games

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight...
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Protecting the Brain Against Concussion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"When kids sustain a concussion, we talk about them getting dinged or getting their bell rung...but what is it that we're really talking about?" This is a video that every adult and child should watch, as it details the real consequences...
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Leaders and Followers: What Tango Teaches

For Students 9th - 12th
What a great metaphor for understanding the qualities that belong to great leaders and followers! Discover the symbiotic relationship that exists in tango partners, with a special focus on how to achieve a stable, graceful performance...
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HD: Super Slo-mo Surfer! - South Pacific

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom is shown in a twelve-foot barrel in a perfect slow motion shot. Capture interest among your surfer population and teach about wave vortexes at the same time!
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Serving Sizes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Are serving sizes for different foods always appropriate for what you need? In this hands-on activity, learners work in groups to estimate what one serving size of various foods are, and then evaluate their hypotheses by measuring real...
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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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Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This is a very valuable lesson for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical...
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The Wellness Triangle

For Students 6th - 9th
Health is not simply the absence of disease or a one-dimensional notion, but is really a combination of physical, emotional, and social components. Discover the wellness triangle, which not only includes signs of health and ways to...
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How Breathing Works

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
The ins and outs of breathing are explained in this fresh film. Simple and straightforward narration accompanies colorful animation to show how breathing is controlled and how it can be altered. This would not only be useful during a...
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What is a Nano?

For Students 6th - 12th
Viewers consider shrinking down to the size of the nanoscale. With fairy-tale-like animation and narration, they imagine what they could see if they were 1,000 times smaller than a red blood cell! Use this clip in any class where you...
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23 and 1/2 Hours

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Don't miss the opportunity to show what may be the most beneficial video your classes will ever see for their lifelong health and well-being. Using engaging animations and fascinating statistics, Dr. Mike Evans explains why exercise is...
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Knot Guide HD

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Did you know that there are over 100 types of knots? Learn how to tie them all with this step-by-step, colorfully illustrated guide!
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Accessible Labels

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
When you're blind it is extremely important to be able to navigate your environment in as independent a way as possible. This idea isn't a instructional activity, but it is a great way to foster independent mobility and literacy skills...