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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit - Lesson 20
“A primary reason for communication is to reach UNDERSTANDING — not necessarily AGREEMENT.” Black Tiger Academy’s final martial arts lesson plan of 20 is bringing it all together to review what has been learned in the previous 19 lessons. They will form teams to play a review game testing their knowledge of terms, names of muscles, and anything else the teacher would like to check.
3rd - 6th Physical Education
Elastic Recoil in Arteries and Veins
A lab in which high schoolers examine the difference between arteries and veins. Budding biologists will find out which blood vessel can stretch furthest, recording their data in a table then answering several questions evaluating their work and safety procedures.
9th - 12th Science
Students participate in a variety of stretching activities to improve their flexibility. Each student rotates through eight stations, completing the tasks and filling out their task cards. The stations address the flexibility of biceps, triceps, latissimus dorsi, pectorals, quadriceps, hamstrings, and abdominals.
6th - 8th Health
Students skip around the gym floor and try to match pictures of muscles and stretches. When they find a match they must run to the Muscle Mat and call out "Muscle Match!". The class then stops skipping and faces the Muscle Mat while the student points out the match.
3rd - 5th Physical Education
Stretch for Wellness
Students explore the human body by participating in physical education exercises. In this body stretching lesson, students discuss the easiest way to injury a body and identify certain stretches that increase flexibility and limit risk. Students utilize towels, floor mats, and music to enhance their exercise.
3rd - 5th Health
Flex Those Muscles
Students recognize the many muscles in their bodies and how each of them work. They match muscle name to muscle function and record the information on a chart. In addition, they demonstrate how the bicep flexes and extends, how the quadriceps and hamstring muscles work in opposition to each other, etc.
9th - 10th Science
The Science of Stage Fright (And How to Overcome It)
Why can speaking in public be so horrifying and have such strong effects on our bodies? Discover the science of stage fright! Your young learners will learn about the connection between stage fright and our natural fight or flight response, how humans are wired to worry about reputation (which public speaking can threaten), and how using perspective and practice, you can work with your vertebrae hypothalamus to adapt to stage fright.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Heart?
Young scholars are introduced to the heart that pumps blood to all parts of a body. They explore, examine and experiment with how a heart pumps and recognize that each heartbeat is a pumping action. Each students also completes a "How Muscles Work" activity sheet for mastery.
K - 1st Health
Students study a muscle journal which includes a front and back picture of the following muscles: triceps, biceps, abdominal muscles, quadriceps, hamstrings. They locate biceps on themselves and on others. Next, they utilize their journal by coloring in the picture of the biceps.
3rd - 8th Health
Organic Molecule Concept Map Review Sheet
Stretch the brains of your organic chemists with this amazing concept map. A list of 31 organic molecules is provided on one page, and a graphic organizer with empty boxes for each is provided on the second page. Unfortunately the photocopy of the concept map is not the most crisp, but the value of this exercise is not diluted.
9th - 12th Science