Are you and your students ready for some football? Super Bowl LI is coming Sunday, February 5.
Warm up for the big game with a variety of resources from Discovery Education. It’s always more fun to watch when you know a little bit about the game and can appreciate the efforts and talent of the players.
January 31 | 1:00 PM (ET) or available as an on-demand archive after the live event
Join the National Football League (NFL) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to learn how to get active and stay heart healthy. The AHA’s Dr. Mercedes Carnethon will show you the science behind the cardio and strength exercises that NFL players Whitney Mercilus and Christian Covington use to stay fit and active. Get an inside look at the Houston Texans’ practice facility and The Health Museum. The hosts will even lead you in a classroom-appropriate physical activity!
Throw the old pigskin around? Make that cow leather. Maybe your students will watch that football sail through the air more closely if they know what it’s made of and how it works. If time allows, encourage students to research other pieces of equipment, what modern fields are made of, or emerging technologies for keeping players safe.
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Video Segment
Before a perfect pass scores a touchdown, footballs are just pieces of leather that must be expertly sewn together. Note: This segment is identified for grades 3-8 but is appropriate for all ages.
Wilson Sporting Goods Company
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment
Documents the football making process at a Wilson manufacturing facility.
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Virtual Field Trip
Explores the headquarters of EA Sports and dives into the STEAM that goes into making the world’s coolest games. This virtual field trip examines the different types of careers involved in making an EA Sports video game and provides insight into the math and science concepts utilized by the National Football League’s coaches and players. Here are some favorite clips.
Special guest and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins provides answers to student questions about the differences between real football and Madden football.
Students play catch with Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins who offers special tips about different types of passes in football.
An EA Sports expert and Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins provide career advice to students and offer final words on exploring STEAM-related careers.
Spotlight on Strategies: Snowball Fight
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Instructional Strategy
This strategy uses a lively game to encourage students to determine and communicate the big ideas from a selected digital resource. Students write the big ideas on paper, and, in a most fun and engaging way, trade ideas and add more of their own. For your Super Bowl activities, encourage students to use or design and create football-shaped paper balls and toss them according to Kirk Cousins’ advice.