Benefits of Physical Activity Teacher Resources
Whether its to lose a little extra weight or to simply improve their mood, these resources will motivate students to maintain active lifestyles.
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Aerobic And Anaerobic Activity
Third graders engage in the study of aerobic and anaerobic activities. They discuss the differences in the type of exercises involved. Students identify the types of activities they enjoy based upon the information given. Then students perform an experiment to measure physical activity during the act of running.
3rd Health 30 Views 34 Downloads
Special Education Fitness Challenge
Make fitness a part of each and every day. Special Ed students are given charts with maps and record keeping information. They are given a 20-week period (late October to late March, when the weather is cool enough) to walk that designated distance.
4th - 5th Physical Education 28 Views 36 Downloads
Snack Smart, Move More
What do lowfat yogurt, baby carrots, fresh fruit, and rice cakes have in common? They are all healthy snacks that can be eaten daily. Investigate healthy eating/snacking guidelines, learn how to make lowfat ice cream and practice some exercises designed to get you moving.
5th - 12th Health 17 Views 121 Downloads
Young scholars investigate the benefits of dance and participate in dances. In this dance lesson, students investigate a number of dances such as square dancing and clogging that are native to Appalachia. They use math concepts to determine the beats per minute for the various folk dances.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Take the concept of burning calories to a more literal level in the second of seven lessons about energy in the realm of food and fitness. Using simple materials, groups will burn breakfast cereal and a pecan to see which one gives off more heat, recording all data on the provided worksheet.
3rd - 12th Science 28 Views 18 Downloads
Mission 2: Fitness Benefits
In this fitness lesson, students write about being active, what activities they participate in, how they feel when they participate in these activities, what activities they would like to try and how they could increase their daily activity.
1st - 6th Health 6 Views 26 Downloads
Fitness with a Jump Stick
Students learn about cardiovascular fitness through a fun game. In this healthful living lesson, students actively increase their cardiovascular endurance through a game with the same concept as freeze tag. Students are also informed on how certain physical activities affect their bodies.
1st - 5th Health 15 Views 24 Downloads
Formula for Fitness
Many youngsters don't understand that fitness is a life-long endeavor, and that it really pays off to be healthy. Use a spreadsheet to document progress in a fitness plan to see if there really in a benefit to running and exercise. Adapt this resource to meet the needs of your pupils.
7th - 10th Physical Education 3 Views 27 Downloads
Excuses, Excuses - Stay Physically Fit
Students explore reasons to stay physically fit. They participate in activities that address excuses people use for not being active. Students discuss benefits of exercise. Students write personal goals for physical fitness and share them with the class.
3rd - 9th Physical Education 5 Views 35 Downloads
White House Campaign on Childhood Obesity
Students think about obesity. In this health lesson, students discuss the affects of obesity and evaluate the effectiveness of their school's fitness program. Students will then devise a plan to improve their school's health and fitness programs.
7th - 12th Health 34 Views 99 Downloads
Sixth graders examine how the media has an impact on poor body image and eating disorders among young people. In this body image lesson, 6th graders discover the unrealistic values media promotes. Students explore the mental, physical and social benefits of healthy dietary and fitness habits then work in groups to create a collage depicting criteria that judges attractiveness.
6th Health 11 Views 35 Downloads
Picture a Healthy Body
Students explore, analyze and recognize the role of physical activity in helping the body grow strong and healthy. They utilize old magazines and newspapers to assist them in finding different pictures of examples of people doing different physical activities that involve staying healthy and strong.
K - 1st Physical Education 4 Views 26 Downloads
Your Energy Balance Goal!
This is the last lesson in the series put out by Together Counts on health. This activity has youngsters setting goals to keep their energy balanced by making excellent eating and activity choices. They may need a little help making these plans in a realistic and measurable way.
K - 3rd Health 7 Views 8 Downloads
Your Energy Needs (BMR)
How many Calories one needs on a daily basis is dependent on a number of factors including gender, height, and activity level. In the third of seven lessons about energy and food, young nutritionists calculate the number of Calories necessary for different sizes and typical exertion levels.
3rd - 12th Science 31 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable