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How to make the Winter Olympics 2010 a teachable moment

How to make the Winter Olympics 2010 a teachable moment

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Videos help educators include Olympics in science lessons A new free video series from NBC and the National Science Foundation uses the Winter Olympics and athletes to explain scientific principles and could be used as resource for teachers interested in incorporating the games in Vancouver, Canada -- broadcast from Feb. 12 to 28 -- into their lessons. The videos include a look at how angular momentum allows figure skaters to perform, the role of Newton's Three Laws of Motion in speedskating and other principles. Read more (via @eSchool News). Anyone else out there using the upcoming Winter Olympics in their lesson plans?

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Jason Flom's picture
Jason Flom
Director-Elect in Tallahassee, FL

I always love excuses to use the olympics in my curriculum. Thanks for the handy-dandy videos.

Elana Leoni's picture
Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer
Staff

I just came across a site, which aggregated all of the Olympic lesson plans on the web. Over 30 resources!

Vickie Weiss's picture
Vickie Weiss
Multiage teacher (4th-5th) from Grand Blanc, Michigan

Thank you for the great tips on using available resources for the Winter Olympics.

Amy's picture

Lessonopoly has free lesson plans to go with NBC Learn's Science of the Winter Olympics videos. Each video has 2-3 lesson plans or activities with worksheets and quizzes.

www.lessonopoly.org

Elana Leoni's picture
Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer
Staff

NBC put together a useful list to follow the Olympic athletes through Twitter. Check it out!

Great way to get a real-time feeling of the Olympics.

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Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer
Staff

Just found a great blog series on Education Resources to help teach the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Here's a few of the posts:

"Education Resources to help teach the 2010 Winter Olympics (11 of 10!): Bing and Google Home Page Lesson Starter"

Education Resources to help teach the 2010 Winter Olympics (8 of 10): teaching science

Education Resources to help teach the 2010 Winter Olympics (9 of 10): Using images (flickr)

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