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Xtreme Sports: Summer by Joe Layden

Xtreme Sports: Summer

by Joe Layden


Get biographies, quotes, facts, and trivia about leading xtreme athletes and summer sports, such as  surfing and skating. Challenge students to figure out the math and physics behind their favorite events. They can convert and compare measurements of xtreme skateboard ramps or test their own speed skills against a stopwatch, recording data at every turn. Complete close reads for and against xtreme sports, and have students compose their own opinion papers on the exercise versus the risk. Find out everything falls at the same rate of speed — even skydivers — and then create your own parachutes to help slow the fall. Whatever you do, make it xtreme, and xtreme engagement will follow!


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