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The Simple Six and Sports

Science SOL 3.2

Simple machines help make work easier, even at your Saturday morning soccer game. Let us open your students’ eyes to how they are using simple machines when playing and watching sports. This program reviews simple and compound machines and also tests your students’ simple six skills with our “Simple Says” activity and competition.

Program Space Requirements: Classroom


The Dirt on Sports

Science SOL 3.7, 4.1, 4.9

Agronomy, the science of soil management and crop production, is a pretty awesome career in the sports world. The people who do this may not be a player or coach, but they are just as important in the world of golf where they design and maintain the lush greens of a course. The VSHF is on a mission to open student’s eyes to STEM careers in sports. This program scratches the surface of the science of the lucrative career of soil management with plant classification, pH soil testing and soil drainage and the impact this science has on the sport of golf.

Program Space Requirements:Classroom with desks in groups or science lab

Force in Sports

Science SOL 4.2, 6.2, PH.1, PH.5, PH.6

We will show your students where the key concepts of motion and energy play a role in the highly energetic sports world. Students will then apply those concepts to build a prototype for a catapult to launch a ball into a basket.

Space Requirements: Classroom

A Matter of Fact

Science SOL 5.4

Students will examine the three states of matter and their properties to come to a conclusion on which of the three states is most important to racing.

Space Requirements: Classroom

Character Development

Hall of Famer in Training

Health SOL 3.2, 4.2, 5.1

Your students are our future Hall of Famers! As Hall of Famers in training, your students will discover the importance of respect, honesty, and listening skills.

They will explore how to be a team player in and out of the classroom through cooperative games and activities which have students demonstrating each of those principals.

Program Space Requirements: Small, open area needed for activities

Mean Skill

Math SOL 5.17a, 5.17b, 5.17c, 5.17d

Batting average, free throw percentage, yards per offensive play: this program will demonstrate the importance of statistics and math in sports to your students.

Space Requirements: Small open area needed for activities

We like to Move It, Move It and Learn It: Math!

Math SOL 3.1c, 3.2c, 3.4, 3.4c, 3.6c, 3.11, 4.1a, 4.2b, 4.2c, 4.4a, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 5.1, 5.2a, 5.12, 5.13, 5.17

Students will definitely “move it, move it” with this high energy program. They will also “learn it” when they apply math skills learned in your classroom to our games and activities. Imagine joining PE and math class, and you have “Move it, Move it and Learn it!” Math concepts and skills include addition, subtraction, multiplication, place values, and 3-dimensional shapes. This program can be customized! Choose your activities or we can choose for you! Call us for more information.

Program Space Requirements: Large, open spaces such as gymnasiums or activity rooms the size of half gyms


Math SOL 3.2a, 3.2b, 3.2c, 4.3d, 5.2

What is a fraction? This is the first question second and third graders will answer in this program. Using basketball as our theme, we explain the parts of a fraction before students try out to make the fraction basketball team. Third graders will take it a step further by working with mixed fraction models.

Program Space Requirements: Classroom

Teach Me Math at the Ballgame

Math SOL 3.1a, 3.1b, 3.3b, 3.4c, 3.6a, 3.14, 3.15b, 3.16

We come to your classroom and take your students on an imaginary trip to a Washington Nationals baseball game! From the moment we buy our tickets to a quick stop at the souvenir shop, students will be challenged with related multiple choice math questions that relate to the game experience.
Throughout the game, your students will be challenged by our VSHF fan squad and Washington Nationals mascots to perform some dance moves, stretch and sing at the ball game. This program is a great review program, whether to refresh their brains when they return to school in the fall or a fun review at the end of the year.

Program Space Requirements: Classroom

Math in Motion

Math SOL 3.1a, 3.2a, 3.4b, 3.4c, 3.9b, 3.11, 3.12, 3.15, 4.1a, 4.2b, 4.3a, 4.4a, 4.4d, 4.9, 4.10a, 4.10b, 4.12, 4.14a, 4.14b, 5.2a, 5.3a, 5.4, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13a, 5.17d

Our most interactive and highest energy program we have to offer, this program is sure to grab the attention of your students and staff! We bring all equipment for eight math stations that blend active, competitive fun with applicable SOL math review.

Space Requirements: Gymnasium or space large enough to accommodate 80-100 students moving actively and safely

African Americans in Sports Travel Trunk

History SOL 3.11, 3.12, VS.9, USII.9; English 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9

Explore the world of sports through pioneer athletes who broke the barriers for African Americans and integration into sports with this trunk filled with artifacts, books, and activities relates to Arthur Ashe (tennis), Wendell Scott (NASCAR), Earl Lloyd (basketball), and Benita Fitzgerald Mosley (100 meter hurdles).

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