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Students 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.
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.
Learners participate in a teacher-led discussion about the benefits of physical activity and the negative things that can affect physical fitness such as, smoking, drugs, etc. They participate in a "field trip: through a fitness center led by someone who can go over the equipment. They keep a log of their fitness goals in a binder.