Physical Fitness Teacher Resources
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What is Physical Fitness?
First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility.
1st Physical Education 66 Views 140 Downloads
Personal Fitness: Merit Badge
This personal fitness workbook provides all of the steps that scouts must complete to earn their merit badge. It requires a physical and dental exam, documentation of current health issues, understanding of behaviors detrimental to health and fitness, and much more.
5th - 12th Health 35 Views 207 Downloads
Wellness and the Benefits of Exercise
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while exercising, and describe how participation in physical activity makes them feel.
2nd Health 50 Views 59 Downloads
Weight Training: Lifetime Fitness
Middle schoolers research the relationship between physical activity and the prevention of illness, disease and premature death. Students understand that working out regularly will increase muscular strength, endurance and improve many areas of their lives.
6th - 8th Health 37 Views 47 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 22 Views 109 Downloads
Fitness Gram Brochure Project
The six categories of this fitness gram project line up with many of the state standards for fitness testing. There is a component in this project for each individual to set a goal for each of the fitness tests to be taken. In this way, they take a look at their current level of fitness and figure out what they might need to do to reach the goals for each of the tests.
8th - 12th Physical Education 49 Views 89 Downloads
Active Mind Active Body
This twenty-question worksheet is really a self-survey of one's health habits in regard to food and exercise. It's great to have young learners take a look at their current habits. It would be interesting to do a pre-unit survey and then a post-unit survey to see if your students have made any changes in their fitness habits as a result of what they learned.
7th - 10th Health 35 Views 173 Downloads
Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 9: Fitting in Fitness
Lesson 9 in this 10-lesson plan unit put together by Do Something, Inc. is about fitting fitness into daily activivty. First off though, the class needs to take a look at what kind, and how much, activity they do in a day, in a week, etc. Next, they analyze whether they are getting enough exercise, or whether they need to incoporate more physical activity into their daily or weekly time schedules.
9th - 12th Health 6 Views 28 Downloads
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 59 Downloads
Primary Fitness Skills
Students perform physical activities to test their fitness. In this fitness activity, students do circuit activities to test physical fitness. Students do warm up activities, then are introduced to the station activities. Students are shown the correct way to do the activities before starting.
4th - 5th Health 50 Views 115 Downloads
Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test
Middle schoolers participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness instructional activity, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
6th - 8th Health 7 Views 40 Downloads
Commit to be Fit
Staying physically fit takes time, energy, and commitment...but it can also be a lot of fun! This list includes 11 simple ways to stay motivated to exercise and will help your young athletes commit to a life of fitness and healthy living by incorporating activity into their daily lives.
6th - 12th Physical Education 37 Views 34 Downloads
Fitness Notes - Weight Training
In this resource, the fitness notes cover the five principles of fitness, the principles of training/exercise, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The weight training notes cover the principles of weight training, proper techniques, and the benefits of weight training.
7th - 10th Physical Education 22 Views 73 Downloads
New Review Applying Physical & Health Literacy
Raise teenagers' awareness about the importance of living an active life and staying physically fit by using this short health video. Starting with a series of facts about the negative consequences of physical inactivity and unbalanced diets, the video continues on to explain the physical and critical thinking skills necessary for developing physical and health literacy.
3 mins 6th - 12th Physical Education 5 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Marathon Challenge by PBS
Does your class have the heart for this activity about exercise and pulse rates? After measuring resting heart rate and recovery heart rate, have your young athletes investigate pulse rate and the effect of exercise on pulse rate. This is a great activity for a health class or a physical education class.
6th - 10th Health 29 Views 37 Downloads
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
Change the Beat
Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an exercise and state the muscles used.
K Health 3 Views 21 Downloads