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The Presidential Physical Fitness Test
Students practice skills of physical fitness to prepare for The Presidential Physical Fitness Test. They practice daily using specific exercises like curl ups and the one mile run/walk. The lesson allows students to project a profile needed for passing and they are encouraged to undertake healthy lifestyle choices.
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
Fitness Gram Brochure Project
The six categories of this fitness gram project line up with many of the state standards for fitness testing. There is a component in this project for each individual to set a goal for each of the fitness tests to be taken. In this way, they take a look at their current level of fitness and figure out what they might need to do to reach the goals for each of the tests. This looks both fun and motivating
Young scholars investigate their fitness levels. In this personal health lesson, students participate in the President’s Challenge for Fitness to assess their physical fitness levels and set goals for improvement. The 5 tests young scholars complete are curl ups, sit and reach, push ups, shuttle run, and timed mile run.
Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test
Young scholars participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness lesson, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
Physical Education Fitness Tests
Students participate in fitness testing. In this personal fitness lesson, students participate in ability, flexibility, strength, and speed testing activities.
Family Fitness Night
Pupils invite their family members to participate in a family fitness night at the school to encourage fitness and to promote and inform parents about physical fitness testing. They use a map of the school to locate the different activities and use optional score sheets to keep track of their scores.
Fitness with a Jump Stick
Students learn about cardiovascular fitness through a fun game. In this healthful living instructional activity, 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.
Body and Blood
Students explore the cardiovascular system. Through the use of video, students observe the heart pumping an oxygen-enriched blood supply through arteries to the muscles in use during exercise. They participate in activities to explore how active muscles need oxygen as fuel. Students select aerobic activities, perform fitness tests on their classmates, record the data on a handout sheet, and analyze information.
Partner Mile Run/Heart Rate Calculation
Students improve fitness, calculating target heart rates, and prepare for the mile run physical fitness test.
Maintain Your Gain
Tenth graders assess their wellness in five areas and develop a plan to improve their wellness. Studnets record and reassess their scores throughtout the activities.
Students are encouraged to do their best on the mile run portion of the fitness test. They also gain knowledge about fitness in other academic areas of the school too. In science, the class records resting pulse rates, in math, charts and graphs are created, and in reading, books about fitness are engaged by the students.
Fitness with a Jumpstick
Students participate in a variety of activities for strength, endurance, and flexibility with the use of a jump stick. Intervals of jogging and exercises of major muscle groups add a fun element to the activity.
Fitness with a Jump Stick
First graders engage in activities enhancing muscular strength endurance, and flexibility. In this fitness lesson, 1st graders participate in a game of Freeze Tag. Additionally, students participate in five segments of activities following teacher directions.
Sixth graders are introduced to fun cardio exercises that raise the heart rate.
Long Term Goal Setting
Students investigate a long-term fitness goal. The goal has components of recording information to create data towards the testing of reaching it in the end of the set time period. They differentiate between the different types of goals and describe them as attainable or not.
Sit and Reach Test
Students test the level of flexibility across the hip joint and back. They test one of five components of the Presidential Council on Physical Fitness test battery. Students perform necessary skills needed to obtain highest possible score on sit and reach test
Shooting for the Stars in Presidential Fitness
Learners identify and explore how to set goals for their individual fitness tests, as well as to practice a positive work ethic towards completing those goals. They identify what the Presidential and National test scores are for their specific age group. Students then receive a star on which they write their name and their own personal goals. Finally, they use each leg of the star for a different test.
ACE: Aerobic Conditioning Exercises
Pupils participate in a variety of aerobic conditioning exercises in preparation for the President's Challenge Fitness Test. As a whole class they participate in a fast walk exercise, and rotate through different fitness stations involving jogging in place, step-ups, curl-ups, and jumping rope.
Students investigate the concept of setting and measuring a fitness goal. They conduct analysis of data to create a goal with target levels of performance. The goal must include the essential components of flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance.