Muscle Groups and Exercises Teacher Resources
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Exercise and Muscles
Eighth graders identify and label the primary and secondary muscles used to perform an exercise. Students perform an exercise on a weight machine to figure out which muscles are being used. Students illustrate the muscles used by coloring a diagram of the muscular system.
8th Health 11 Views 65 Downloads
New Town Health Club
Students 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 6 Views 35 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 3 Views 27 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 18 Views 21 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 instructional 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 37 Views 123 Downloads
Young scholars participate in a stretching warm-up exercise. In this physical education instructional activity, students warm up the large muscle groups by standing on their hands and legs in a belly up position or a belly down position. Young scholars flip their positions after a period of time.
1st - 2nd Physical Education 3 Views 7 Downloads
Muscles in Motion
Students identify the muscles and body motions of the human body. In this physiology lesson, students participate in different body motions to discover and explore the muscles that they use in their arms. Students discuss the names of the muscles of the arm and their range of motion.
3rd - 8th Health 5 Views 63 Downloads
Which Muscles?- Olympic Learn and Play Sports
In this math, science, and physical education worksheet, students brainstorm and study about the muscles that are used while participating in different Olympic sports. They color the muscle groups of the body by follow the directions given on the sheet.
5th - 7th Science 26 Views 187 Downloads
About Your Heart and Exercise
A handout and learning exercise 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 12 Views 80 Downloads
Feel Alive with Exercise!
Learners examine heart rate as they record their own activity levels and heart rate and compare them to the standard. They explore heart rate and its role in fitness using a variety of web resources and create a brochure about exercise.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
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 21 Views 23 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 55 Views 35 Downloads
Exercise Egg Surprise
Students explore cardiovascular fitness. For this physical education lesson, students perform a variety of fitness exercises after reading activity explanations found in plastic eggs. Students record on a worksheet whether they personally could maintain each activity for one minute or not.
3rd - 5th Health 9 Views 28 Downloads
Middle schoolers learn three different types of muscles. By building a model of the arm, they learn its basic anatomy and how muscles function in relationship to bones. They perform an experiment on the relationship between muscle size and muscle fatigue.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 47 Downloads