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Learners perform activities to explore how their arm works and what muscles are involved. They view animated comparisons of human and robotic arms. Students create a model of the human arm.
Seventh graders build muscle strength by using elastic bands. In this elastic band exercise lesson, 7th graders do various stretches and movements using an elastic band. Students go to different stations to do different exercises. Students increase heart rate and burn calories.
Pupils investigate a web-course designed to help them perform tests on various aspects of their physical fitness, participate in a personalized fitness plan and develop strength, endurance, flexibility and aerobic capacity.
Students participate in a variety of activities for strength, endurance, and flexibility with the use of a jump stick. Intervals of jogging and exercises of major muscle groups add a fun element to the activity.
Students rotate through ten physical fitness stations. They perform various stretching and strengthening activities for three minutes at a time.
Learners investigate the muscle system operating in the kick of a ball. The order in which the six muscle groups contract is noted as the movement is produced by the contraction of opposing muscles required to move a limb in opposing directions,
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.
Pupils 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.
Students practice stretching and balancing. In this gymnastics instructional activity, students warm-up, stretch, and practice balancing their upper body. Students will participate in two stations and use the floor mat to practice new skills.
Students study a print ad for an abdominal toning device after discussing what strategies are necessary for healthy weight loss and muscle tone. They practice the skill of recognizing propaganda in print advertising.
Learners create a fitness goal to include one of the following: muscle building, cardiovascular development or healthful diet. They utilize a daily calendar to record progress. They utilize the Internet to research proper ways to reach their goals.
Students complete several physical fitness stations. Students identify which activities increased their heart rates from a resting level. Stations include jumping jacks, sit-ups, running in place, stretching, and body fat measurements.
Students decorate a tree with ornaments which represent different locomotion skills such as crab walk, stretches, jump rope, and jumping jacks. Great for holiday week.
First graders explore exercise and how to warm up muscles before doing hard exercise.
Third graders are introduced to the importance of warm-ups, stretching, hydration and cool-downs in exercise. They perform these activities and discuss any observations.
Students examine how muscles and bones work together.  In this skeletal system lesson students divide into groups and complete a muscle worksheet and an activity.
Learn all about the best way to stretch your major muscle groups. Nine of the major muscle groups found in the human body are listed along with discussion points on why exercise and stretching are so important to muscle development. Two types of stretches, ballistic and static, are also described.
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.
Students participate in muscle math activities to examine both science and math concepts. Students find their heart rate after completing several different physical activities then create a line graph with their data as well as determine their flexibility then make a frequency table and histogram of the class results.
Students count by multiples while performing stretches or exercises. They listen to music and skip count by a given multiple. The rhythm of the music as well as the repitition assists them in their memorization of multiplication facts.

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