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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Students play a game to increase physical activity. In this exercise lesson, 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.
3rd - 6th Health
New Review Exploring Self-Esteem 1: What Is Self-Esteem?
Adolescents explore self-esteem and the various factors that influence a persons sense of self in this four-part lesson series. Through a combination of whole class instruction, small group discussions, and independent work, students learn how personal relationships, life events, and discrimination all impact the way people feel about themselves.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Box of Clay
What happens to a volume when you scale the dimensions of a rectangular prism? In this problem, a box of clay is increased in each dimension, with the intent to see if learners can generalize the result. The addition of physical models could help them visualize the problem and gain a deeper understanding of the solution.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
The Benefits of B.(eing) A.(ctive) D.(aily) Behavior
Third graders explore various fitness activities. In this exercise lesson, 3rd graders view a power point presentation that introduces components of health related fitness. They discuss alternative exercise activities. Students play a fitness board game.
Muscles and Bones in Space
Being an astronaut takes not only high mental acuity, but also a high level of physical fitness, especially for those who spend a long amount of time away from Earth, such as the astronauts serving on the International Space Station. Without the constant pull of Earth's gravity on the body, space travelers quickly lose bone density and muscle mass.
5th - 12th Science
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.
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
Hop, skip, and jump your way to picking up letters for a word spelling scrabble game. Get a little aerobic conditioning in while having fun with words. Keep the game simple for the younger learners. You might try putting the letters face down and having the older learners pick up all the letter cards and putting them together in real scrabble fashion.
3rd - 8th Physical Education
Fitness for Life - Rocks n Hoops
A game of tag, and stealing, in which all of your class can participate actively in. This activity requires team work and cooperation while being competitive. There are suggestions to keep the game moving, and to modify it to make it less difficult or even more difficult.
4th - 10th Physical Education
Middle schoolers investigate the benefits of dance and participate in dances. For 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
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
Fitness with a Jump Stick
Learners 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. Learners are also informed on how certain physical activities affect their bodies.
1st - 5th Health
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
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze a clothespin with their non-dominant hands over the course of two weeks, recording both their predictions and actual results.
3rd - 8th Science