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Participate in your favorite Olympic Games

Please select an episode:

Let the games begin!

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Congratulations!

The Olympic Experience

Completed!

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Gold medal, silver metal
Gold medal, silver metal

Gold medals aren't made out of gold anymore, at least not all of it. 1912 was the last year the gold medals were pure. Today you will only find 6 grams of gold and 516 grams of silver in the "gold" medals.

Five colorful rings
Five colorful rings

The Olympics have 5 rings because there are 5 major regions in the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana. The colors blue, yellow, black, green and red­ represent at least one color on every nation's flag from across the globe.

Where's my prize?
Where's my prize?

The 4th-8th place finishers do not receive a medal but a diploma for their participation and efforts in the game.

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Overview

Science

Imagine yourself carrying a torch during the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Join the parade and learn about the world of Olympics from athletic training to getting along with others.

Lesson

Nutrition and Personal Health

National Standard(s) Addressed: 

#6 Personal and Social Perspectives

Personal Health.

Goals

Performance

Students will simulate participation in various Olympic events while learning how to eat healthy.

Cognitive

Students will become familiar with healthy food choices that support personal health.

Affective

Students will value the need to eat healthy foods to support personal health.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

  • Hydration – Drinking enough water to keep the body healthy.
  • Calcium – A substance which the body uses to  build strong bones and teeth.
  • Carbohydrates – Foods that give us energy. [E.g., brown rice, whole wheat bread and pasta, oatmeal, vegetables.]
  • Proteins – Used to build and repair the body. [E.g., beans, nuts, milk, fish, chicken, turkey, beef.]

Activate Prior Knowledge

Ask students to talk about the foods they eat to keep healthy. Ask students to listen closely for any healthy suggestions stated during the audio.

Assess and Think Critically

Ask students to recall the healthy suggestions they heard during the audio. [Drink water, eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, eat foods that contain calcium (milk, yogurt ), eat lean meats, fish and poultry to build strong muscles.]

Overview

Physical Education

Imagine yourself carrying a torch during the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Join the parade and learn about the world of Olympics from athletic training to getting along with others.

Lesson

Social Responsibility

National Standard(s) Addressed:

#5 Respect for Others

Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Goals

Performance

Students will simulate participation in various Olympic events.

Cognitive

Students will become familiar with athletic training and sportsmanship involved in the life of an Olympic athlete.

Affective

Students will appreciate the importance of respecting others during participation in sports.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

  • Olympics – A variety of games with competition from around the world.
  • Sportsmanship – To follow the rules of the game, play fairly and respect teammates and opponents.
  • Athletic Training – To improve athletic performance by eating healthy and exercising.
  • Respect – To be thoughtful and considerate of others.

Activate Prior Knowledge

Ask students to imagine that they are an Olympic athlete. What Olympic event would they wish to participate in?

What would they do to prepare to win a Gold Medal?

Assess and Think Critically

Ask students if they learned of any new Olympic events. If they didn’t win a Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal, how would they feel? How could they demonstrate good sportsmanship even if they lost a competition? How could they work on improving their performance? [Eat healthier foods, increase exercise, practice…practice… practice.]