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Middle schoolers investigate a long-term fitness goal. The goal has components of recording information to create data towards the testing of reaching it in the end of the set time period. They differentiate between the different types of goals and describe them as attainable or not.
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition training. Kids learn about the food pyramid, discuss healthy food, participate is exercise, and set personal fitness goals.
Fourth graders discuss the benefits of regular exercise. In this physical health studies instructional activity, 4th graders create visual demonstrations to track their progress with physical fitness related goals. Students discuss various types of exercise, and their effects on overall physical health. Students participate in a friendly competition with other classrooms to see which class can make the most progress with their fitness goals.
Young scholars investigate their fitness levels. For this personal health lesson, students participate in the President’s Challenge for Fitness to assess their physical fitness levels and set goals for improvement. The 5 tests young scholars complete are curl ups, sit and reach, push ups, shuttle run, and timed mile run.
Students explore, examine and develop personal fitness goals based on their current level of fitness. They utilize the TriFIT system to review their testing results in the areas of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
Sixth graders investigate the food guide pyramid. They conduct Internet research, and plan a three day nutritional menu appropriate for teenagers. Students include three meals per day and a snack for each day on their menu, and describe how the menu relates to fitness and health.
Lesson 9 in this 10-lesson 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. This is a good start, but the teacher should provide a bit more guidance in discussing how important it is to be physically fit.
Although labeled for Phys Ed majors, the advice and information in this workbook could apply to a job search in any field. The section detailing the purpose for and content of a resume is followed by worksheets, a list of resume action words, sample resumes, and a model for a cover letter.
Fourth graders review terminology: Pulse, Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate Zone. They work in three groups, and assigned to one of three activity stations. At 5 minute intervals, 4th graders check their pulse and record it on their group card. They rotate to the next station. Students collect data on Excel and create graphs.