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NatSciTeachAssoc • 27 weeks ago

Science of the Winter Olympics: Science of Ice: Blogger Judy Elgin Jensen writes about the Science and Engineering of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games is a collection of 10 short videos focused on the science and engineering design efforts behind Olympic and Paralympic athletes and the tools that each hopes will help them bring home the gold. Use the NSTA-developed lesson plans, available in editable Word format, to spark ideas for incorporating the videos into your course.

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FREE! This fun bingo game will help your students learn more about the 2014 Winter Olympics! Included is: a student bingo sheet for them to fill out, winter Olympic words for them to choose from, and teacher cards to cut out to call off the words. This will be a fun way to learn more about the Olympics!

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