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This is the culminating activity for a unit on energy balance for 3rd-5th graders created by Together Counts. Young learners make a plan to balance their energy in and their energy out for one month. They use the SMART steps in creating their plan. They are to consider all the information they have learned in this unit regarding healthy eating and physical activity when putting together this specific plan for themselves. It really is about creating balance of calories consumed and calories burned. This plan is to be implemented for one month and then evaluated when the month ends. Good luck young learners!
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. Students set and record a personal goal to increase physical daily activity.
Promote fitness with pedometers! This is a great idea as there is immediate feedback and of course, pretty much everyone can walk! This PowerPoint is designed to promote a specific physical education program, but is well worth all the information it contains. You could implement this kind of challenge with your physcial education classes as well as your health classes.
What are some of the benefits of physical activity? Young learners take a look at not just the physical benefits, but also the emotional and social benefits of being physically active. There is a heart rate activity to count their resting heart rate and then they do a little bit of exercise to get their working heart rate. There is also a small project to do creating a poster about being physically active every day.
Check you heart rate, evaluate your current level of activity, figure out calories burned based on the activities you do. Then put together an action plan of activities to do on a regular basis to maintain physical fitness. Lesson 8 outlines what can be done to help understand the balance of calories consumed and what it takes with regard to the amount of activity one needs to have based on calories consumed. Make a plan and get moving!
Students identify what "Active Living" means and compare and contrast the relationship between fitness and active living by developing a recipe for Active Living. They examine Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating and the importance of eating a balanced diet. Finally, students identify several activities that can be incorporated in a variety of different settings as part of everyday activity.
Students explore personal health by participating in a physical education activity. For this exercises lesson, students discuss their own exercise habits and identify how much is necessary to stay healthy. Students complete a worksheet based on aerobics and heart health and make a vow to exercise more at home.
Students play a game to increase physical activity. In this exercise instructional activity, students identify benefits to a healthy lifestyle and learn a fast-paced game to promote blood flow. Students perform activities found on colored dots scattered around and repeat until all 5 activities have been completed.
Students define strength, endurance and flexibility and understand that each requires different exercises. In this physical/health education lesson plan students record the benefits of particular exercises to improve their endurance, flexibility, or strength. Students create a plan of exercises.
Because they have been immersed in the digital world since birth, most young people don't spend a lot of time reflecting on the immediate or future impact of the Internet. It's a high-interest topic which makes this resource all the more appealing. In it, social science classes read about and watch a video on The Internet of Things (IoT). If you are unfamiliar with this term, you're not alone. Definitions are loose, but the general idea is that the IoT includes physical objects that can digitally transfer data. It already exists, but there is a movement to expand this source of information. An example of one such device is a "smart" prescription bottle cap that keeps track of medication doses. After the class discusses the concept, controversies, and conducts additional research, they have a debate. Lastly, individuals write an evaluative essay on the potential impact of the IoT on a specific population of people. While the resource indicates that this is a 3-day lesson, I would plan for a buffer of a day or two. It includes standards, key vocabulary, a rubric, and clear instructions.
Middle schoolers examine the different food groups on the food pyramid. In groups, they discover the proper amount to eat from each food group and how to prepare healthy meals. They keep a food journal and calculate the amount of calories they take in taking into account the amount of physical activity they receive in a day. To end the lesson, they discuss whether being a vegetarian is healthier than not.