Physiology of Aerobics Teacher Resources
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New! Heart Rate and Exercise
Teach your exercise enthusiasts to read their pulse rate at the radial artery for 15 seconds and multiply by four to calculate beats per minute. Have them perform a variety of activities, recording their heart rates after one minute of each. Though this is a classic activity to conduct when studying the heart, this particular resource provides extensive background information and a detailed lab sheet that will keep your heart rate in check as you prepare! If you are interested, how the blood is affected by space travel can also be discussed with your class.
Life science learners construct lung-o-meters from gallon-sized milk jugs and then measure their lung capacities. For older students, have them graph the vital lung capacities of each person in the class. Cross-curricular pieces are provided for little ones, including a reading of Mr. Slaptail's Secret, a fictional story about a beaver and the neighborhood kits. Consider constructing a single lung-o-meter for an elementary class rather than having individual groups make them.
New! Breathing Machine
Take a deep breath and have your class construct working models of a lung! Using 500ml plastic bottles as the chest cavity, and balloons for the lung and the diaphragm, learners work in groups to make a model. The models help them to visualize how the diaphragm works to drop the pressure in the chest cavity, allowing for air to rush into the lung. For younger children, you could make one as a demonstration during a human body unit or as part of the intended air unit. For older children, have them bring a plastic bottle to class and make their own.
In this biology learning exercise, students complete 132 multiple choice and short answer questions on various biology related concepts.
Going to Extremes: High Anxiety
Young scholars examine the dangers of mountain climbing. After watching a video, they discuss the role of a German research team going into the Alps to predict who is going to adjust to the change in oxygen levels. They discover the relationship between mountain climbing and psychology.
Regents High School Examination: Biology 2006
Twenty-six pages of biology questions, mostly in multiple-choice form, are included in the all-encompassing New York State Regents exam. It assesses every topic typically covered in a high-school biology course. Create your own answer sheet and use this as your final exam, or get ideas from it for questions to create your own.
In this biology learning exercise, students complete 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
This resource would be more appropriately titled, Physiological Responses to Exercise, the subject that is the primary focus of the presentation. Learners are given an overview to the short and long-term effects of exercise, including diagrams and detailed explanations regarding the exact physiological responses occurring in the body. A review of the components of fitness, such as speed and agility, strength, flexibility, etc., as well as the distinction between aerobic and anaerobic fitness, is also included.
Freshwater Fish Water Quality
Sixth graders work together to complete an experiment about the quality of freshwater. In groups, they collect fresh water samples from a variety of sources and test the pH levels. After completing a KWL chart, they test the amout of dissolved oxygen in the samples. To end the lesson, they relate this information to the requirements that freshwater fish need to survive.
Meet Greg's Challenge: Shake It And Shape Up
Students organize personal fitness data in tables, graphs, and charts while participating in a physical fitness program. They explain their findings on the impact of regular exercise on their health.
The Mind-Body Connection
Second graders learn about the human body. In this biology lesson plan, 2nd graders will begin with the basics of understanding charts and graphs and progress into units that cover the body systems, and mental and emotional health. Students will learn how their daily choices effect their bodies.
Students study the characteristics of yeasts. In this biology lesson, students conduct experiments to measure yeast respiration. They discuss the favorable conditions needed for growing them.
It's a Gas! Or is it?
Oceanography enthusiasts are given a series of thought experiments to consider in order to relate the solubility of gases and solids to underwater volcanoes. It is not particularly engaging to perform these thought experiments. Choose just a few for learners to perform. This will bring the lesson to life and help them visualize what the cannot see on the ocean floor.
Corrosion to Corals
Young scholars study galvanic exchange and how it produces electric currents. For this ocean lesson students predict what metals deteriorate in salt water.
I, Robot, Can Do That!
Students describe underwater robots. In this robot lesson, students describe and contrast three types of underwater robots used for scientific exploration. This lesson includes several activities, a handout, background data, and multiple resources.
It's a Gas! Or is it?
Examine the effects of temperature and pressure on solubility and the states of matter of ocean water. Learners make inferences about the unique chemistry of ocean water at different depths. They engage in an activity related to solubility principles and complete a worksheet.
I, Robot, Can Do That!
Students describe the three types of underwater robots and the advantages and disadvantages of using them. In this underwater lesson students are given a task and identify the best robot for the job.
The Chemistry of Fertilizers
Students use a series of hands-on labs and activities, practice problems, discussions and writing assignments, students investigate about fertilizer chemistry as they break compounds into ions, make a fertilizer and test various fertilizers for phosphate content. They answer the questions of what nutrients are required by plants, how these nutrients are obtained and the issues related to fertilizers.
Rust Never Sleeps
High schoolers investigate oxidation-reduction reactions involving iron by conducting an experiment in which they expose iron filings to different atmospheric and ocean conditions. They relate the results to the oxidation banding patterns seen in sedimentary rocks and the formation of an oxygen-rich atmosphere on Earth.
Your Amazing Body
Students examine the different body systems and how they are interdependent on each other. In this body systems instructional activity students draw the body and its parts.