Geography: have an Iowa map and locate ISU and Iowa, and her school. Anyone from her district play for either school? (Now or in the past?) Ask past players to send a note about their best memory of the game -- appropriate for 4th graders.
Math: distance from school to each university, and from university to university. How long would it take to drive (legal limits) from one place to the other. Trivia: longest length of game between the two; highest total score; number of yards gained by each team in 2008 (try converting to meters); height of the press box; number of reporters allowed in the press box.
English/literacy: Write a thank you note to any players who responded to request above and provided info.
Science/health: training and conditioning exercises--do some easy sample moves and learn why they're important, perhaps include the p.e. teacher for leading them. What's a typical pregame routine and meal? Learn why good nutrition and rest are important.
Have fun. Kids who don't know football or care about the teams should still be able to have an interesting and unusual day, while actually learning some things.
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