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Students investigate the history of physical education by analyzing photographs. In this physical education lesson, students view a slide-show demonstrating prior physical activities performed by the youth in previous times. Students discuss differences in the jungle gyms and playgrounds of yesterday and today.
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.
Students explore the relationship between physical activity and their bodies. In this physical education instructional activity, students view a Powerpoint presentation on physical fitness and view photos of people hiking. Students discuss the physical effects of walking and demonstrate the activity. Students record their fitness progress in journals.
Students participate in a biking activity to learn about physical education and health. In this biking lesson, students watch the PowerPoint presentation with pictures of sports activities. Students then calculate mileage for the bike trail and convert the miles to laps. Students discuss physical effects of bike riding and then complete the biking activity. Students then make notes of the activity in their journals.
Students investigate the importance of having a healthy body by performing gymnastics. In this physical education lesson, students utilize their flexibility and body strength to perform intense physical gymnastic maneuvers with the help of their instructor. Students are graded upon a list of movements the teacher asks them to perform.
Students complete exercise and calorie counting activities for a weight management lesson. In this weight lesson, students research different types of exercises for the caloric burn levels. Students add exercises to their week and keep a daily record. students calculate the number of calories they use during the exercise activity and write an essay about the success or failure in controlling weight.
Students experience the movements of animals through the reading of From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. In this animal characteristic lesson, students role play the movements and characteristics of animals while the teacher video tapes and questions students. Students might participate in other animal activities such as graphing, sorting, counting and reading.
Third graders use exercises to warm-up and cool down. In this physical education lesson, 3rd graders understand the definitions of warm-up and cool down by cooking cookie dough. Students learn the effects of these exercises on the body. Students enter their exercise in a journal.
Students identify key parts of the human respiratory system and learn how to keep them healthy. In this lesson, students participate in activities to explore the lungs and their function. Students draw the respiratory system and discuss making wise decisions about smoking. Students participate in a lung capacity experiment.