The 2014 Winter Olympic games begin in the early hours of tomorrow morning – time to find some interesting activities for the classroom.
Photo Credit: Zach Dischner via Compfight
From NBC Learn comes The Science of the Olympics NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, unravels the physics, biology, chemistry, materials science and math behind the Olympic Winter Games. There are 16 short videos, complete with transcript and activities, on topics including Competition Suits, Figuring Out Figure Skating, Aerial Physics, and The Science of Skis. There’s something here for all year levels.
The Australian Olympic Team have Winter Games Lesson Plans suitable for the primary levels and there’s also the opportunity to Chat to a Champ via video conferencing (or view the previous chats that have already taken place).
Teacher Vision has printable resources, activities, worksheets, reference materials, and lesson plans designed to help students learn about: the history of the Olympic games; Olympic symbols and traditions; Sochi and Russia; security concerns, and all about the sports that feature at the games.
Edutopia has put together a resource round-up focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.
Larry Ferlazzo posted Best sites for learning about the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and has just followed up with Sochi Olympics Resource Update