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What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own heart rate, and then working individually or in partners, will analyze the effect of such activities as breathing deeply, doing jumping jacks, and listening to fast music. Finally, your young scientists will learn about the relationship between the body's need for more oxygen during physical activity and the heart's effort to deliver that oxygen. This is the third resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
Students examine and discuss the importance of getting a good night's sleep everyday. They discuss why we need sleep and develop a class chart of reasons why children need sleep. They complete a sleep worksheet and discuss the answers to the worksheet.
Students learn about the importance of sleep.  In this sleep lesson, students discuss why we need sleep and reasons children need sleep.  Students describe how they feel when they wake up tired and then complete a worksheet about the benefits of sleep.
For this ESL dictionary use worksheet, students look up a list of word that are related to sleep such as drowsy, nap, siesta, and sleepwalking. They place the 8 words in the appropriate places in a cloze paragraph
In this healthy habits activity, students fill in the blank, using provided choices, to complete a paragraph on deep sleep. Students then complete ten questions. 
In this sleep habits learning exercise, students fill out a log for one week that details sleep habits and patterns including hours slept, naps, and the energy level felt each day.
Students discuss why bodies need sleep.  In this sound sleep lesson, student describe their feelings when they don't get a good nights sleep and complete a worksheet reviewing the health benefits of sleep.
Elmo doesn't want to go to bed when his dad tells him to. Elmo's dad explains that at night everybody goes to sleep.
Students complete experiments to learn about their internal body clocks and physiological activities. In this internal body science lesson plan, students read "Body Clock Investigations" and complete a body temperature investigation.
In this internal systems and regulation worksheet, students correctly decide if given statements are true or false. Students apply information learned about the circulatory system to the given statements to determine statements of truth and accuracy.
Three pages containing 51 true and false questions make up this nervous system review. The major topics listed at the top of the test mention a film strip and a laboratory activity, but the questions appear to be answerable without having to have seen the film or participated in that particular lab. The content, however, is aimed at an advanced biology curriculum.
Baby Bear talks about the importance of taking a nap in this short video. This video could be shown as a way to open up a discussion about everyone's need for sleep and rest. It could lead to a discussion of appropriate bed times.
Students match each body part or idea from a work bank about methods of animal adaptations for winter survival. They observe as the first one, food is covered with the whole class before completing the rest of the diagram. They discuss if there is one animal that has all the characteristics and what would happen if an animal lost its fur.
Students explore having healthy habits. In this healthy habits lesson, students discover healthy things to eat, how to take care of their teeth, and why it is important to get plenty of rest. Student draw and label pictures and play hopscotch while naming healthy habits. Students also sing songs about healthy habits.
Students discuss the jobs of neurons and nerve cells. In this biology lesson, students study the nervous and endocrine system and what it is used for. They discuss nerve, resting and action potential about neurons.
Seventh graders discuss what are the characteristics of a personal with good health. They read an article about influences on health and discuss and perform a self assessment to gauge their personal health. They then go to the gym and perform and discuss physical activities related to social health, fitness, and stress reduction.
Students describe how the heart needs to work and rest. In this lesson on the heart, students feel their heart working, play a game of "Wise Owl Says" about physical activity and complete worksheets about physical activities.
Pupils continue to read Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. In groups, they analyze the different metaphysical aspects of the ring and discuss the characters use of power in the story. As a class, they examine Frodo's reasoning for wanting the ring and how the murder of Deagol might continue to have an effect on the rest of the story.
Students listen to a story and then use the words from the book to generate dance movements.
Students participate in a simulation of the Underground Railroad, travelling through the school and stopping at safe houses to rest and eat. They follow the teacher, or "Harriet Tubman," through various rooms in the school, simulating a journey on the underground railroad, and write a letter back to the plantation describing their experience.

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