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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.
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.
Fifth graders determine what muscles do and identify the different types. In this muscle lesson, 5th graders discuss what they know about muscles before looking at the book, The Human Body by Jonathan Miller. They take a teacher made assessment. The associated PowerPoint presentation does not open.