Sports Science

  • 875.00 USD
The Mechanics of Movement

With near-perfect pitches, swings, kicks, strokes and sprints, an athlete’s skills come down to countless hours of practice and a whole lot of science. Designed to excite students by bringing STEM into their favorite activities, this program thrives on action-packed learning experiences. Each day, learners investigate the mechanics of a different movement, connecting STEM concepts, like force, motion and the influence of gravity, to the movement of their own bodies. What does friction have to do with soccer? Why would a football player need to know about unbalanced forces? How would an Olympian hold up against a kangaroo in the long jump? Answer these questions and so much more in Sports Science!

Grades: 1-3
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Physical Science, Math Connections 

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer camps
  • Elementary classrooms
  • After-school programs
  • Homeschool environments

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background & Vocabulary
  • Optional Extension Activities
  • Assessment 

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Active Investigating
  2. Staying Balanced
  3. Throwing and Catching
  4. Kicking and Rolling
  5. Jump Ropes
  6. Parachutes
  7. The Long Jump
  8. The High Jump
  9. Running
  10. Yoga
  11. Transferring Energy
  12. Fun and Games

Reusability and Expansion:

  • Very Few Consumables. This product includes some items that may need to be replaced from time to time. See materials tab for details.

Training:

  • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Ball pump: 1
  • Beach balls: 6
  • NoBounce Balls: 6
  • Playground balls (8.5”): 6
  • Tennis balls: 6
  • 6 SloMo Bump Balls
  • Half cone markers (9” x 2”): 48
  • Half cone marker storage rack: 1
  • Juggling scarves: 60
  • Jump rope (7’): 30
  • Parachute (12’): 1
  • Stopwatch: 1
  • Masking tape (60 yd): 1
  • Tape measure (sewing style): 10
  • Storage tub: 1 

Curriculum Digital Download includes: Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student pages.

Habits of Mind:

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Gathering Data Through All the Senses
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Responding With Wonderment and Awe
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking and Communication with Clarity and Precision
  • Thinking Flexibly

21st Century Skills:

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Social and Cross Cultural Skills

© 2018 Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), p21.org. All Rights Reserved. P21 was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards for Math:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • NGSS 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

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