Heat Loss - 7th Grade Integration & Themes

Introduction:  You will be investigating heat loss, hypothermia, and frostbite.  We will be tying these topics into the Winter Olympics and researching their impact on uniform style and function.

Step One:
Use the following website to take notes on heat loss, hypothermia, and frostbite:

You should record at least five important facts from this website and be prepared to look for evidence of these facts or factors in Olympic uniforms, both past and present.

Use this worksheet for Step One and Step Two:

Heat Loss - Integration & Themes

Step Two: 
Research the Winter Olympics in general.  You may want to find information on the following:
- Which came first, the Winter or Summer Olympics?
- How long have the Winter Olympics been in place?
- What events were originally in the Winter Olympics?
- Which events have been added to the Winter Olympics?
- Which countries originally competed in the Winter Olympics?
- How many athletes originally competed in the Winter Olympics?
- How many countries will compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics?
- How many athletes are expected to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics?
- What other questions do you have?



Here are some suggested sources:
1. Ancient Greeks: The Olympic Games - this source provides easy-to-understand information on the origin of the Olympics.

2. Ancient Olympic Games - this source also provides backgroung on the origin of the Olympics.

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