Muscle Groups and Exercises Teacher Resources
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About Your Heart and Exercise
A handout and worksheet composed of two pages of resource information and two pages of questions that require short answers. The main idea of the handout is in choosing an exercise program. Each activity session should include a warm-up period and a cool-down period.
4th - 10th Health 29 Views 92 Downloads
Healthy Body Image: Healthy Exercises for Every Body
From three-way neck rolls to a figure-5 hurdler's stretch, this is an ultimate guide to healthy exercises. It begins with a bulleted list of general guidelines on cardiorespiratory exercise, flexibility, resistance exercises, and range of motion that can be administered as reference pages to class members.
9th - 12th Physical Education 35 Views 31 Downloads
What better way to learn about muscle than by dissecting one? Using cow muscle (beef), learners compare bundles of yarn to muscle fibers as they explore each. The supplemental reading about astronauts losing muscle mass in space and what types of tests are being conducted to combat that atrophy adds real-world value to the lesson, as well as a hook to engage kids.
3rd - 12th Science 27 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 29 Views 28 Downloads
Heart Rate and Exercise
Teach your exercise enthusiasts to read their pulse rate at the radial artery for 15 seconds and multiply by four to calculate beats per minute. Have them perform a variety of activities, recording their heart rates after one minute of each.
3rd - 8th Science 68 Views 44 Downloads
Movin', Groovin', and Gettin' Strong
Children can do almost anything to music, so get them up and moving, working out and strengthening some major muscle groups. Using exercise bands provides some resistance, which makes the muscles work a little harder. With this lesson plan, young learners will just be moving around and grooving to the music; they will be getting stronger without even giving it a thought!
K - 5th Physical Education 7 Views 14 Downloads
Label the major muscle groups in the human body. This activity is two pages, one for the anterior/front view and one for the posterior/back view. The class labels the major muscle group, the common name for the group, and identifies an exercise that works that muscle group.
6th - 12th Health 71 Views 142 Downloads
Learn all about the best way to stretch your major muscle groups. Nine of the major muscle groups found in the human body are listed along with discussion points on why exercise and stretching are so important to muscle development. Two types of stretches, ballistic and static, are also described.
5th - 7th Health 5 Views 27 Downloads
Heart Rate and Exercise
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own heart rate, and then working individually or in partners, will analyze the effect of such activities as breathing deeply, doing jumping jacks, and listening to fast music.
3rd - 10th Physical Education 164 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students
This is a very valuable instructional activity for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical growth and development of adolescents (changes in height, weight, and weight distribution) and prompts learners to question the ideal body image projected in advertisements and in the media.
6th - 9th Physical Education 147 Views 114 Downloads
Good Stress for Your Body
Stress the importance of the different types of pressure our mind and body experience in a lesson about how certain types of stress are actually necessary and good for our bodies. As astronauts and people with injuries can attest, not using muscles for even a short period of time can cause them to shrink and can also weaken bones.
3rd - 12th Science 46 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 9 - Conditioning for Water Skiing
It takes muscle strength and muscle endurance to get up on a water ski or wake board, and to stay up. Lesson 9 out of this 22 lesson unit is about conditioning. A resource link at the bottom of the page allows you to view all the lesson plans in the unit.
9th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Your Energy Out
How much activity is appropriate for elementary school youngsters? What kind of activities do they need to do? Check out the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Look to see what are age-appropriate activities for each grade level. Then use the activities included to explore the different types of activities: aerobic, anaerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening.
3rd - 5th Physical Education 7 Views 10 Downloads
Activity and Exercise
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of four, your young athletes will engage in various activities that will build in progression, and ultimately lead to independent jump rope practice.
3rd - 8th Science 53 Views 37 Downloads
Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Abdominal Circuit
Here are seven abdominal exercises that can be done in three and a half minutes. This is not a full-fledged lesson but seven well-described exercises to improve strength and endurance in the abdominal muscles. Each one is done for 30 seconds, definitely a reasonable amount of time to dedicate to this core muscle group.
3rd - 12th Physical Education 7 Views 9 Downloads
New Town Health Club
High schoolers taking Human Anatomy and Physiology design a health club. They analyze the structure and function of various muscle groups and determine what exercise equipment works best for each muscle group, and using a desktop publishing program they design and print a brochure or print advertisement for their health club.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 40 Downloads
These 10 static stretches are not presented in a lesson plan format but this resource can certainly be used to teach a lesson plan on static stretching. These stretches should definitely be used in a warm-up or cool-down activity. They focus on the major muscle groups that are used in all physical activities.
3rd - 12th Physical Education 16 Views 30 Downloads
Hard Core Exercises
This is not a instructional activity, but can be made a part of a instructional activity in a weight training or conditioning class, or even as part of a team sports workout. This list contains 12 hard core strength training exercises that can be done without any equipment.
7th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 7 Downloads
FACS: Exercise Physiologist
Present the exciting career of an exercise physiologist to your teens with a PowerPoint. The slide show explains what this professional does, the education required, the job atmosphere, salary range, and prospects. Finally, viewers will participate in an activity with a partner so that they can experience what an exercise physiologist might do at work.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 15 Downloads