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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 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.
Students investigate their fitness levels. For 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 students complete are curl ups, sit and reach, push ups, shuttle run, and timed mile run.
Students 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.
Young scholars learn about cardiovascular fitness through a fun game. For this healthful living lesson, students actively increase their cardiovascular endurance through a game with the same concept as freeze tag. Young scholars are also informed on how certain physical activities affect their bodies.
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.
Students and parents practice Word skills, assess BMI, and discuss healthy food choices. In this parent/student workshop lesson plan, students and parents first complete activities using word processing skills. Students and parents then discuss the requirements of the President's Physical Fitness Test and assess their BMI. During refreshment time, students and parents discuss healthy food alternatives.
Students evaluate their fitness levels. In this physical fitness instructional activity, students compare their performances on the Presidential Fitness Test with the standards of the United States Fitness Council. Students measure their progress by participating in fitness stations which include curl-ups, pull-ups, and push-ups.
Young scholars 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.
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.