Future Goals - Hockey Scholar

Teach the Math and Science of Hockey through STEM Sports Activities


  • Foundational STEM Concepts
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Data/Graphical Analysis
  • Inquiry
  • Coordinate Geometry


The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have partnered to launch the Future Goals program, a North-American initiative with a focus on STEM in sports to provide K-12 students with STEM education.

EVERFI's Hockey Scholar digital course, with both a math and science edition, leverages highly interactive gameplay and the sport of hockey to reinforce key concepts like scientific thinking and data analysis, exposing students to foundational STEM concepts through real-life applications.

The Math Edition uses math in hockey to teach important concepts that may otherwise be difficult for students to apply to real life, while the Science Edition uses the science of hockey to build critical scientific skills like inquiry in students.

In this free STEM sports curriculum, students develop STEM skills through online, interactive sports math games, as well as other STEM sports activities. The Future Goals - Hockey Scholar program is designed to leverage STEM in sports to create a fun and memorable learning experience.

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BEST FIT:Math, STEM, Science
NUMBER OF LESSONS:6 Math Lessons, 6 Science Lessons
STANDARDS:Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Math Common Core State Standards, US State Math and Science Standards, and Canadian Provincial Math Standards
LANGUAGES:English, French

Preview the Science Lessons

Lesson 1

Prepare the Surface

Students help to create the perfect ice surface for the upcoming game. With a molecular view of the ice surface, students explore the impact of different air and ice temperatures on the ice conditions. Students learn about the different states of matter and how the temperature changes will affect skating and the motion of the water molecules.

Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6

Preview the Math Lessons

Lesson 1

Uncover the Ice

To remove each individual section of the ice covering, students must first determine the area of the section to be removed. When the ice has been fully revealed, students can use the collected information to determine the area of the rink itself.

Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6

Hear Why Teachers Love This Course

“During a lesson in our Force and Motion unit, one of my students connected Future Goals Hockey Scholar to our discussion. Immediately, other students started to make connections as well! It gave me chills - I was so excited to see EVERFI learning in action!”

Michele Regelman

5th Grade Social Studies and Science Teacher

North Carolina

“While hockey is not a sport that really any of my students have ever played before, they are interested in learning about the sport, which in turn gets them interested in the math and science without them even knowing. As a middle school math teacher I am constantly asked "Miss, when am I ever going to use this?" and Future Goals is the answer to that question.”

Mrs. Distante

Math Teacher

New Haven, CT

“My students loved the hockey aspect and didn't even realize they were learning. I had so many students that self propelled through these lessons and couldn't believe how much like a game it was. I was pleased to have a pre-created curriculum for Science that the students loved.”

Mrs. Tucker

Elementary Teacher

Oklahoma City, OK

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