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Students develop a physical fitness plan. In this physical fitness instructional activity, students study the website 'Kids Health' and learn the importance of physical fitness. Students watch a PowerPoint about an exercise plan. Students make their own plan, keep a journal of their physical activities, and complete the 'Health Hunt Game.'
Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an exercise and state the muscles used.
Explore the benefits of physical activity and how it will affect your students' health. Students track their physical activities for one week and then compare their results. Collaboration with a math teacher woould be useful as it would allow for greater analysis of the data.