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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. In addition, they assess the technique of jumping rope.
Students practice skills of physical fitness to prepare for The Presidential Physical Fitness Test. They practice daily using specific exercises like curl ups and the one mile run/walk. The lesson allows students to project a profile needed for passing and they are encouraged to undertake healthy lifestyle choices.
Students perform physical activities to test their fitness. In this fitness lesson plan, 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. Students rate their performance by color.
Sixth graders discover hypertension and facts regarding blood pressure, BMI, and fitness. For this personal health lesson, 6th graders visit blood pressure, bio-impedance analyzer, and physical education learning stations that require them to assess their personal physical fitness levels.
Learners analyze their own physical fitness and develop a personal fitness plan. In this physical fitness lesson plan, students complete a lifestyle survey and calculate their own body mass index. Learners create a physical fitness journal and adapt their lifestyle to achieve a greater level of physical fitness.
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. This looks both fun and motivating
Pupils investigate their fitness levels. In this personal health instructional activity, students participate in the President’s Challenge for Fitness to assess their physical fitness levels and set goals for improvement. The 5 tests pupils complete are curl ups, sit and reach, push ups, shuttle run, and timed mile run.
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.
Students explore nutrition and physical fitness. In this health and diet lesson, students identify healthy foods on the food pyramid and participate in a discussion about the importance of physical activity. Students review personal fitness and food charts that are to be completed at home and returned to school.
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. These things all require energy. Youngsters learn a little about consuming calories and what it takes to burn off those calories in this lesson plan.