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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 20 Views 37 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 4 Views 8 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
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
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 25 Views 45 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 4 Views 23 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 14 Views 27 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 40 Views 121 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 7 Views 10 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 6 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 25 Views 110 Downloads
How Balanced Are You?
Young learners take a look at what they eat in one day and compare it to how much physical activity they do on that same day. Point out that this is only a one-day glimpse at balancing the energy going in and what energy being used. They need to understand that balance over time is important; it's not just a one day thing.
3rd - 5th Health 4 Views 3 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 4 Views 8 Downloads
Get Physically Active
Young scholars discover the importance of water. In this physical education science lesson, students consider mental and physical activities. Young scholars find their pulse and measure their heart rate. Students discuss the importance of water Young scholars garden and water plants.
4th - 7th Science 12 Views 63 Downloads
Let's Get Physical
Explore the benefits of physical activity and how it will affect your students' health. Students track their physical activities for one week and then compare their results. Collaboration with a math teacher woould be useful as it would allow for greater analysis of the data.
8th - 12th Health 29 Views 149 Downloads
Why Be Active?
What are some of the benefits of physical activity? Young learners take a look at not just the physical benefits, but also the emotional and social benefits of being physically active. There is a heart rate activity to count their resting heart rate and then they do a little bit of exercise to get their working heart rate.
K - 5th Physical Education 15 Views 31 Downloads
Your Energy Out
What kinds of physical activity should youngsters do more of? What kind of activities should they do enough of? What kind of activities should they do less of? Studies say that children should be doing about an hour of vigorous activity per day.
K - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 14 Downloads