Sports Science Camp
Students: Up to 30
- Contact Hours: 12+
- Lesson Plan Sample PDF
With near-perfect pitches, swings, kicks, strokes and sprints, an athlete 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 camp 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 Camp!
The Sports Science Camp includes all of the curriculum and materials needed for summer camps, after-school environments, and classroom enrichment time.
Each Activity Guide Includes:
- Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
- Step-by-Step Activity Instructions
- Topic Background & Vocabulary
- Materials List
- Active Investigating
- Staying Balanced
- Throwing and Catching
- Kicking and Rolling
- Jump Ropes
- The Long Jump
- The High Jump
- Transferring Energy
- Fun and Games
- Sterilite tub (25 gal) - 1
- Ball pump - 1
- Beach balls - 6
- Half cone markers (9 x 2) - 48
- Half cone marker storage rack - 1
- Juggling scarves - 60
- Jump rope (7) - 30
- NoBounce Balls - 6
- Parachute (12) - 1
- Playground balls (8.5) - 6
- SloMo Bump Balls - 6
- Stopwatch - 1
- Masking tape (60 yd) - 1
- Tape measure (sewing style) - 1
- Tennis balls - 6
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.
Note: Due to production time, this item typically ships 2-3 weeks after receipt of the order.