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First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility. In addition, they assess the technique of jumping rope.
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while exercising, and describe how participation in physical activity makes them feel.
Sixth graders discover hypertension and facts regarding blood pressure, BMI, and fitness. In this personal health lesson plan, 6th graders visit blood pressure, bio-impedance analyzer, and physical education learning stations that require them to assess their personal physical fitness levels.
Students explore nutrition and physical fitness. In this health and diet lesson plan, students identify healthy foods on the food pyramid and participate in a discussion about the importance of physical activity. Students review personal fitness and food charts that are to be completed at home and returned to school.
This personal fitness workbook provides all of the steps that scouts must complete to earn their merit badge. It requires a physical and dental exam, documentation of current health issues, understanding of behaviors detrimental to health and fitness, and much more. At the end of this lengthy booklet, is a physical activity log. Elements of this could be useful for your health or P.E. class.