Fun Stuff for Physical Education #91
February 25, 2010

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #91
February 25, 2010

Dick Moss, Editor, PE

1. Editor's Note

Welcome to the latest issue of Fun Stuff for PE! I've had to write this newsletter very quickly. Why? Because the Winter Olympics are on television. They're being shown 24/7 here in Canada and I really hate to miss a second. Yes, I have bags under my eyes and I desperately need a shower, but that's the price of being a Olympaholic.

What free content will you find in this issue?

  • "Free Resources" features free lesson plans explaining the science behind Winter Olympic sports.
  • The "PE Update Blog" discusses the fact that success in sport requires taking a risk and that kudos are due those Winter Olympians who did not win medals but took that risk.
  • "From the Archives" provides an article that describes how to determine the actual weight students are lifting when they perform pushups.
There are also many free resources on the PE website, including more than 40 sample articles, a links page, the latest PE-related news and headlines, the PE Blog archives and the Fun Stuff newsletter archive.

For those of you who are PE members, this issue includes a list of the latest articles added to the website.

I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #91
February 25, 2010
2. From the Web/Free Resources


Here's a website that provides free lesson plans explaining the science involved in a number of Winter Olympic sports, including "Slapshot Physics: Hockey," "Aerial Physics: Aerial Skiing," The Science of Skis," "The Science of Snowboarding" and many more. One caveat: the videos won't download in Canada, but hopefully other countries are OK. And the lesson plans can be downloaded regardless of your location.

You can download the free lesson plans from the following web-page:


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February 25, 2010
3. New Additions to the Website

Here are the Articles that were added to the PE Update website over the past two weeks.
These articles are available only to paid members of PE

  • Fitness: Favorite Sports Routine
    A fitness routine, using key elements from a number of different sports, that you can perform in your classroom or in physical education classes when no gym is available.

  • Games: Winter Olympic Your Gym!
    Several Winter Olympics activities that physical education students can simulate in your gym.

  • Reproducibles: Field Hockey Skills Award
    A printable certificate that rewards students who have completed the field hockey unit in your physical education class.

  • Resources: Science of the Winter Olympics Lesson Plans
    A website that provides free lesson plans explaining the science involved in a number of Winter Olympic sports.

  • Swimming: Coaching Cue for Streamlined Head Alignment in the Freestyle Stroke
    A coaching cue that helps swimmers maintain the correct head position in the freestyle stroke.
391 other articles on these five topics!
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February 25, 2010
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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #91
February 25, 2010
4. From the PE Update Blog

Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

A number of Olympic athletes have failed to win a medal. But if that "failure" was the result of taking a risk in order to improve performance, then kudos to them.
To read more, go to the PE Update Blog:


To see the PE Update Blog archives, go to: PE Update Blog Archives


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #91
February 25, 2010
5. From the Archives

In every issue, I'll highlight a useful article from the PE Update Archives. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever!

This issue's article is:


How to determine the amount of weight your physical education students are lifting when they perform push-ups.

The PE website has 94 other "Strength" articles ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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