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Physical Activity and Energy
All physical activity requires energy. The more vigorous the physical activity, the more energy required to perform the activity. Sitting around requires energy. What? Yes, there are still physical things happening in the body, like breathing and the heart beating.
3rd - 5th Health 15 Views 35 Downloads
How does Physical activity Help You?
Examine factors that influence your choice about physical activity. In this physical activity lesson, students recognize how physical activity and good health go together. Students participate in a survey about physical activity and how it is related to good health.
4th - 8th Health 8 Views 78 Downloads
Comparing Physical Activity Choices
A physical activity log will help your elementary students keep track of their activities. Your class will calculate the average number of physicaly active minutes per day. They compare with other students and then estimate the relative energy or calories expended by their activities.
4th - 7th Health 3 Views 22 Downloads
Be More Physically Active
Learners explore ways to be more physically active. They discuss ways physical activity can help them and discuss activities that are best for them. After identifying activities they would like to try, they discuss health professionals who assist in being physically active and visit stations to try activities.
6th - 8th Health 7 Views 43 Downloads
What is Physical Activity?
Young scholars describe how the heart needs to work and rest. In this instructional activity on the heart, students feel their heart working, play a game of "Wise Owl Says" about physical activity and complete worksheets about physical activities.
2nd - 3rd Health 6 Views 25 Downloads
How Many Minutes Should I Get?
Thirty minutes of physical activity a day maintains health and keeps chronic disease away! Your class will learn and discuss the number of minutes of physical activity needed every day to maintain good health, as well as the short- and long-term benefits of such activity.
7th - Higher Ed Physical Education 3 Views 7 Downloads
Physical Activity and Energy
Does smiling take as much energy as running a lap around the track? Everything the body does requires energy. The more vigorous the activity, the more energy the body requires to perform the activity. Compare different low-energy activities and high-energy activities.
K - 5th Physical Education 19 Views 41 Downloads
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 3 Views 7 Downloads
Why Be Active?
Are there benefits to being physically active? Yes! There are both short-term and long-term benefits! Being physically active doesn't just have strengthen you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Learners find out how to calculate heart rate.
3rd - 5th Health 11 Views 25 Downloads
Exercise and Your Heart
Take a look at this four-page handout on exercise and the heart. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, and most of that could be prevented. Learn about the benefits of physical activity and a longer healthier life. Check out some myths about exercise and what it really takes to stay in shape.
6th - 10th Health 25 Views 110 Downloads
I Can Balance. You Can Balance.
It's disturbing to think that one third of children born after the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes and perhaps be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents! Too many youngsters are not eating properly and are not physically active.
3rd - 5th Health 3 Views 5 Downloads
Personal Health Series: Fitness
Complete activities to help your class appreciate the importance of physical activity. They will answer discussion questions, read articles, and create their own physically active game in order to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of physical activity.
3rd - 5th Health 13 Views 108 Downloads
Picture a Healthy Body
Students explore, analyze and recognize the role of physical activity in helping the body grow strong and healthy. They utilize old magazines and newspapers to assist them in finding different pictures of examples of people doing different physical activities that involve staying healthy and strong.
K - 1st Physical Education 4 Views 26 Downloads
Your Energy Balance Goal!
This is the culminating activity for a unit on energy balance for 3rd-5th graders created by Together Counts. Young learners make a plan to balance their energy in and their energy out for one month. They use the SMART steps in creating their plan.
3rd - 5th Health 3 Views 7 Downloads