Sunday, September 19, 2010

Are You Ready for Some Footbaaaaaaall?!

With a Little Learning on the Side...
Football season is officially here!

If you're a fan, stay in the zone and check out nicely done educational videos created by the National Science Foundation, NBC Learn, and the NFL. The series, entitled The Science of NFL Football, will add a new video each week through October 29th. Each mini-learning sesson focuses on an issue in the sciences, such as nutrition, physics, math, etc. and how it relates to the game. Click here to join the fun.

Also check out biographies of your favorite stars or stories with a football theme. A few of our favorite books for the younger set are listed below as well as a few favorite films:

Books and Reading
Tom Brady by Calvin Miller
Peyton Manning by Joanne Mattern
Tee Dee the Football by Michael Serrian
75 Seasons : The Complete History of the National Football League by Will McDonough
Gym Candy and Payback Time by Carl Deuker
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Crackback by John Coy

Fire Up the DVD Player
Big Fan
The Blind Side
Brian's Song
Remember the Titans
Friday Night Lights
We Are Marshall

Almost all of the above films are based on books or have documentary film tie-ins available for checkout. Watch for more football-related posts as the season unfolds.

Post by Kathleen Sands