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Do Cells, Tissues, And Organs Give Super Athletes An Edge?
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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Article, Handout, Presentation

About This Lesson

What does it take to be a super athlete? Take a close-up look at cells, tissues, and organs to see if their biology gives them an advantage.

In this series of activities, you’ll compare the physiology and abilities of athletes of different genders, races, ethnicities, and sports in order to draw conclusions about what it takes to be (or become) a super athlete. Is there something on the cellular level that makes them superior? What about their tissues or organs? How do all of these elements work together to enable these athletes to excel in their sport? Is it simply an enormous amount of training and dedication, or is it something special about how their body works that is unique to them?

Then you’ll design the next super athlete for your favorite sport. Will your super athlete cross the finish line first? Score the winning Super Bowl touchdown? Climb an “impossible” route? What specialized cells, tissues, or organs will you give them that will help them to outperform their competitors?

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Superathlete Cells.pdf

Presentation
August 2, 2023
4.73 MB

Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning Rubric.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
August 2, 2023
823.3 KB

Super Athlete Research Chart.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
August 2, 2023
37.79 KB

Graphic Organizer for Cell Cards.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
August 2, 2023
52.81 KB

Do Cells, Tissues, And Organs Give Super Athletes An Edge_.pdf

Article
August 2, 2023
3.06 MB

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