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Physical Activity and Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
All physical activity requires energy. The more vigorous the physical activity, the more energy required to perform the activity. Sitting around requires energy. What? Yes, there are still physical things happening in the body, like...
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How does Physical activity Help You?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Examine factors that influence your choice about physical activity.  In this physical activity lesson, students recognize how physical activity and good health go together.  Students participate in a survey about physical activity and...
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Indoor Physical Activity Ideas for Kids!

For Teachers K - 8th
Rainy day schedule doesn't mean you can't stay fit! Use a collection of indoor physical activities during periods of inclement weather, substitute teaching days, or for those afternoons when your class just wants to move around!
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Nutrition and Physical Activity

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Emerging nutritionists explore what it means to be healthy. In the beginning of the unit, your class will examine the five food groups and learn how food gets from the farm to our plates. This leads into the investigation of the...
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Comparing Physical Activity Choices

For Teachers 4th - 7th
A physical activity log will help your elementary learners keep track of their activities. Your class will calculate the average number of physicaly active minutes per day. They compare with other students and then estimate the relative...
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Keeping a Physical Activity Log

For Teachers 4th - 7th
This study asks students to keep a log at home of their daily physical activities for at least one or two weeks. They bring their logs back to class. They compare the activities and discuss different levels of intensity.
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Benefits of Physical Activity

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Identify at least five benefits of physical activity and guide students to experience fun feeling healthy. Your class will participate in the Synchronized Chair Dance. Worksheet and Evaluation are included.
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Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Inactivity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
This PowerPoint is merely a compilation of statistics regarding physical activity and physical inactivity. The information could be used to facilitate discussion in a health class around correlations between activity, inactivity, heart...
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Physical Activity Can Reduce Your Stress

For Teachers 4th
Identify sources of stress in your students' everyday lives. They are introduced to ways in which they can relieve stress and consider the value of physical activity in overall health.
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Heart Rate and Physical Activity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Study heart rate and how it increases as a direct result of physical activity. Your class measure their heart rate and state several reasons why heart rate increases. Finally, students explain ways to keep their heart healthy.
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Physical Activity and Energy

For Teachers K - 5th
Does smiling take as much energy as running a lap around the track? Everything the body does requires energy. The more vigorous the activity, the more energy the body requires to perform the activity. Compare different low-energy...
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How Many Minutes Should I Get?

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Thirty minutes of physical activity a day maintains health and keeps chronic disease away! Your class will learn and discuss the number of minutes of physical activity needed every day to maintain good health, as well as the short- and...
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Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Don't fret next time a rainy day schedule is announced! Implement any of six physical activities designed for indoor P.E. Pupils walk, crawl, hop, tiptoe, march, dance, or skip their way through lively and developmentally...
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Get Physically Active

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students discover the importance of water.  In this physical education science lesson, students consider mental and physical activities.  Students find their pulse and measure their heart rate. Students discuss the importance of water...
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Outdoor Physical Activity Cards

For Teachers K - 8th
Have your youngsters shuffle their own set of these printable cards to determine what activity they will perform next! From passing objects with a partner or dribbling a soccer ball to jumping jacks or tossing a bean bag, these cards...
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Physical Activity and Personal Fitness - Lesson 6

For Teachers 7th - 12th
We all want to live a long, happy, healthy life. Right? In order to achieve this, one must maintain a balance of physical fitness and good nutrition. Take a look at this lesson to see many of the components that are involved in this...
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THE IDITAROD RACE STATIONS

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners are introduced to the Alaskan Iditarod Race and then they visit ten stations/checkpoints in the gym where they perform various physical activities based on the race.
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Physical Activity, Environment and Policy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In the year 2000, inactivity cost the US approximately $76.6 billion. Physical inactivity is increasing and so are the costs associated with it. Take a look at these statistics and facilitate some discussion in your health class.
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Are there benefits to being physically active? Yes! There are both short-term and long-term benefits! Being physically active doesn't just have strengthen you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Learners find out how to...
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Your Energy Out

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How much activity is appropriate for elementary school youngsters? What kind of activities do they need to do? Check out the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Look to see what are age-appropriate activities for each grade...
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Exercise and Your Heart

For Students 6th - 10th
Take a look at this four-page handout on exercise and the heart. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, and most of that could be prevented. Learn about the benefits of physical activity and a longer healthier life. Check out...
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Personal Health Series: Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Complete activities to help your class appreciate the importance of physical activity. They will answer discussion questions, read articles, and create their own physically active game in order to deepen their knowledge and appreciation...
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Calorie Calculations through Beach Activities

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Beach activity separates babes from blobs! Your class learns about calculating the number of calories used during physical activity. A worksheet is provided in which the activity of five different people at the beach is listed for...
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I Can Balance. You Can Balance.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
It's disturbing to think that one third of children born after the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes and perhaps be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents! Too many youngsters are not eating properly and are not...
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Your Energy Balance Goal!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This is the culminating activity for a unit on energy balance for 3rd-5th graders created by Together Counts. Young learners make a plan to balance their energy in and their energy out for one month. They use the SMART steps in creating...
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How Balanced Are You?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young learners take a look at what they eat in one day and compare it to how much physical activity they do on that same day. Point out that this is only a one-day glimpse at balancing the energy going in and what energy being used. They...
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Amount Of Physical Activity In Physical Education

For Teachers Higher Ed
Teachers/Administrators analyze a seven-phase plan implemented to engage students in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Those phases include preclass activity, fitness lecture, skill development, integration game activity, and...
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Be More Physically Active

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore ways to be more physically active. They discuss ways physical activity can help them and discuss activities that are best for them. After identifying activities they would like to try, they discuss health professionals...
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What is Physical Activity?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students describe how the heart needs to work and rest. For 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.
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Benefits of Physical Activity Cards

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this physical activity worksheet, students read the cards that tell them about the benefits of physical activity. Students read 20 cards total.
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Energy Balance Tracker

For Students 4th - 10th
Use this graphic organizer to record what food and drink is consumed in one day. Also record all activity performed on this same day. The class will need some charts regarding the calories in food items. Also needed are charts regarding...
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Energy Balance 101 - Do More, Do Enough, Do Less Cards

For Students 3rd - 5th
Young learners can cut out physical activity words (provided) and paste them on a graphic organizer chart. They do this in order to set goals for three days of activity. Sixty minutes seems like a lot of activity in one day, but if it's...
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Let's Get Physical

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Explore the benefits of physical activity and how it will affect your learners' health. Students track their physical activities for one week and then compare their results.  Collaboration with a math teacher woould be useful as it would...
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers K - 5th
What are some of the benefits of physical activity? Young learners take a look at not just the physical benefits, but also the emotional and social benefits of being physically active. There is a heart rate activity to count their...
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Nutrition in Me!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explain the basic healthy eating and physical activity concepts.  In this healthy lifestyles lesson, 3rd graders describe two main components of a healthy lifestyle, demonstrate two different types of physical activity, and...
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Your Energy Out

For Teachers K - 5th
What kinds of physical activity should youngsters do more of? What kind of activities should they do enough of? What kind of activities should they do less of? Studies say that children should be doing about an hour of vigorous activity...
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Do More, Do Enough, Do Less

For Students 3rd - 8th
This physical education worksheet provides a 3-day chart to schedule 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It also includes notecards with different activities to sort into categories: do more, do enough, do less.
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Shinny - Lead up Games for Chippewa and Crow

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders play the tribal games Chippewa and Crow and discuss how physical activity provides social benefits. In this physical activities lesson plan, 6th graders discuss how working together helped Native tribes accomplish goals and...
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I Can Balance. You Can Balance.

For Teachers K - 5th
There are many, many reasons why people do not maintain an energy balance. Talk to your young learners about balance, what gets in the way of eating healthy, and things that get in the way of doing physical activity. Some obstacles may...
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Get Off the Couch!

For Students 2nd - 8th
This 1-page worksheet provides space to record physical activity over the course of 5 days. It suggests documenting the activity and duration.
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Erase Inactivity!

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students explore and discuss what they do in their free time, what nutrition means and how to participate in physical activity to keep themselves healthy. They list as many ways as they can think of to increase their physical activity...
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Do You Exercise?

For Students 1st - 3rd
This activity provides a space to draw pictures of the exercises one does, and then asks about the importance of physical activity. Lastly, class members record how far then can jump and run; and how many sit-ups and push-ups they can do.
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Drawing Favorite Physical Activity

For Teachers K - 5th
Young elementary students will discuss their favorite activities and then draw a picture of themselves participating. The lesson provides opportunities for cross-curricular study as students can then write about why they like the...
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Promoting Physical Activity with Pedometers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Promote fitness with pedometers! This is a great idea as there is immediate feedback and of course, pretty much everyone can walk! This PowerPoint is designed to promote a specific physical education program, but is well worth all the...
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Interpreting Heart Rates During Various Physical Activities

For Teachers 4th
Learners review terminology: pulse, heart rate, target heart rate zone. They work in three groups, and assigned to one of three activity stations. At 5-minute intervals, 4th graders check their pulse and record it on their group card....
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Physical Activity Log

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help your learners build a foundation for a healthy and active lifestyle with this attractive activity log. Designed for one month of tracking, the log includes spaces for each day of the week and highlights the importance of movement...
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Eating and Physical Activity Goal Sheet

For Teachers K - 9th
Encourage your youngsters to eat well and exercise and have them record their goals on this page. Learners note down their current eating and activity habits and then set appropriate goals for today, tomorrow, the next week, and the next...
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Exploring Slope Intercept Form with Graphs and Physical Activity

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Learn to walk the line. Individuals write linear equations given certain conditions. These equations help them walk along a coordinate plane drawn on a field or a floor.
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Heart Rate and Physical Activity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What is heart rate? What is pulse? How do you find a heart rate by taking a pulse? What determines a person's heart rate? Will heart rate increase by doing some activity? Does exercising regularly strengthen the heart muscle? Take a look...
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Promotion of Physical Activity (Bumper Sticker Project for Portfolio)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the importance of physical activity throughout their lives. Individually, they create their own bumper sticker making one statement about being physically active. To end the lesson, they put them into their...
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Sports Screeners

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students watch videos to discover the amount of physical activity in film and television. They present their findings to the class after viewing a film. They discuss how perceptions in films can influence young people.
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Picture a Healthy Body

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore, analyze and recognize the role of physical activity in helping the body grow strong and healthy. They utilize old magazines and newspapers to assist them in finding different pictures of examples of people doing...
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Teaching Fundamental Movement

For Teachers K - 6th
Students perform fundamental movement activities for flexibility and motor skills. In this movement lesson plan, students perform physical activity for all grade levels.
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Get Moving- Reading a Diagram- Time for Kids

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this physical education worksheet, young scholars examine the Physical Activity Pyramid for Kids. They answer five short answer questions and participate in a family conversation about which activities they can do with their family.
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Nutrition Mission

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.  In this healthy foods lesson, students create a book called "My Family's Healthy Habits." Students personalize their books with their families and share with...
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HEART THROBS

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students predict what might happen to their pulse rates after physical exertion and then make conclusions about the effects of physical activity on pulse rates.
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Build a Healthy Body

For Teachers 1st
First graders, after discussing what is good for the heart, explore the role of physical activity and healthy food choices in helping the body grow strong. They complete the activity sheet "Build a Healthy Heart." Each student thinks of...
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Healthy Snacking and Physical Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore healthy snacks. In this science lesson, students discuss their needs for survival. Young scholars discuss healthy snacks and sample a variety of these snacks. Students also discuss the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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The Abc's of Healthy Eating

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine healthy eating as it relates to physical and mental health. In this the abc's of healthy eating lesson, students discuss the effects of unhealthy eating habits. Students examine the My Pyramid Food Guidance System as a...
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Healthy Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners play a game to increase physical activity. In this exercise lesson plan, students identify benefits to a healthy lifestyle and learn a fast-paced game to promote blood flow. Learners perform activities found on colored dots...
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Middle Ages Fun For Kindergarten

For Teachers K
Students discover the Middle Ages through fun activities.  In this World History lesson, students complete a tournament of physical activities similar to events that took place in the Middle Ages.  Students write a class book that takes...
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
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...
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Health: Overweight Youth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the primary causes for the increase in overweight youth and discover its impact on the health care system. After watching segments from the Bill Moyers Now program, your students develop campaigns to implement in school that...
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Materials for Teaching Modern Physics

For Teachers 11th - 12th
A must-see for any physics teacher! You will find 217 pages of physics activities and worksheets that cover motion, electricity and magnetism, light, modern and quantum physics, and astronomy. Each activity comes with an answer key for...
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Activity and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of...
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Gymnastics Class

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Kids tumble and exercise on mats while "Rockin' Robin" plays in the background. What a great video to encourage physical activity before recess or PE!
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Keep Your Brain in the Game: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Boost physical activity as well as concept proficiency with brief bursts of movement. Before taking a test, scholars vote on five exercises to complete from a set of 8 cards. After two minutes, learners begin their work with heightened...
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Walking on the Path to Better Health

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Walk your way to health with this great resource! Walking is a valuable physical activity that can be done frequently and with ease by learners of all ages. "Warm up" by reviewing the benefits of physical activity with your class and...
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Calculating Baseline Step Counts and Activity Time

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The focus of this physical education lesson plan is for students to calculate their average daily step counts and physical activity time. 
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Extension Activity Building a Healthy Classroom Community

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Workout buddies aren't just for adults! Learners discuss the benefits of 60 minutes of physical activity each day and generate ideas for how they can accomplish this by working toward a goal with friends.
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Mission Nutrition: Fitness Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Identify obstacles in your middle schoolers' life that prevent them from having physical activity.  They will design a fitness program to offer other people that can allow them to get fit and have fun.  Then they will discuss with their...
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Wellness and the Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while...
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Teens Making a Difference

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Is your opinion significant? Help your class discover the influence their opinions hold and encourage them to make a positive change in their community. To start, they get in teams and brainstorm why their school should have more healthy...
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Body Strength

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze...
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Exercise

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
This is the perfect resource for helping youngsters understand the importance of physical activity in their daily lives. The lesson and its worksheets focus on brainstorming a variety of fitness activities, such as games you can play...
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Fifty States Field Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Students explore the 50 states in preparation for a special field day. On the actual field day, the oldest students in the school manage each of 50 physical activity stations. They share information about each state and introduce the...
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Beep! Beep!

For Teachers 1st
First graders demonstrate knowledge of the difference between general and personal space, and ability to change speed on command. They demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical...
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Individual Sports - Final Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
 A very nicely organized worksheet for a final project on a one-week workout plan for an individual sport. There are four parts to this workout plan: goals, nutrition, safety, and physical activity/exercise. These categories will...
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Weight Training: Lifetime Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research the relationship between physical activity and the prevention of illness, disease and premature death. Students understand that working out regularly will increase muscular strength, endurance and improve many...
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Energy Balance in Your Life

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do young learners figure out how to balance their energy in and their energy out? The main thing to understand is calories. How many calories are in foods and beverages consumed and how many calories are burned off by physical...
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Team Sports 2 - Final Project: One Week Workout Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young athletes get fit and eat healthy with a comprehensive one-week fitness plan. Focusing on nutrition and physical activity, the project provides a tangible way to set goals and create balance.
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 9: Fitting in Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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....
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Math, Calories and You

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discover the connection between calories and weight. Pupils multiply their body weight times calorie estimates for various physical activities to calculate calories burned per minute and per hour. Worksheets a well as website links are...
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Jumping Numbers

For Teachers K
This is a fun way to incorporate physical activity with a basic math skill. You call out a number and a movement then your Kindergarteners perform that movement while they count that number. This is a fantastic way to review counting...
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Cold Weather Fitness Guide

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Don't sacrifice physical activity every time cold winter weather arrives. From walking or circuit training to warm, healthy recipes and safety reminders, this resource will help encourage learners to prioritize their fitness and stay...
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My Life—My Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Teenagers are not too young to incorporate healthy habits into their lives! A detailed lesson plan helps them set goals for nutritional meals, quality sleep, and scheduled physical activity.
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Calorie Expenditure Assessment

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Discover how many calories you burn on average through activities like rock climbing, swimming, tennis, and volleyball with this calorie expenditure worksheet. The document encourages learners to draw connections between nutrition and...
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Fitness Fun

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss their fitness activities. In this fitness activity, students discuss their favorite activities. They create a Fun Physical Activity Guide with physical activities they enjoy doing. 
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Healthy Choices, Healthy Lifestyles

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine the health benefits of physical activity. In this health lesson, students discuss activities that they can do everyday. Students keep track of their physical activity each day and graph results to keep track of their...
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Activities Pyramid

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore physical activities they can do at home. They write the names of ten activities they like to do and complete an "Activities Pyramid" worksheet. After completing the activities, they share their results with the class.
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Breathing and Exercise

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students observe and record how breathing changes with physical activities.  In this physical activity activity students form groups and complete their activity and worksheets.
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The Lure and Lore of Weight Lifting

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the importance of physical activity and positive reasons for weight training. They analyze and discuss a famous ad, read and summarize an article, and identify the benefits of resistance training.
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Badminton

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders, after exploring the concept that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction, assess the rules of badminton. They study how to keep score in a match,...
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Healthy Food Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils, working in groups, role play skits highlighting healthy eating habits and physical activities.
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Fitness

For Students 5th - 8th
In this fitness worksheet, students review the components to a well-balanced exercise routine and explain the importance of physical activity. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice, 4 fill in the blank, and 5 short answer questions.
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Treasure of Health and Happiness: chapter 10

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this Treasure of Health and Happiness learning exercise, students read chapter 10 of Treasure of Health and Happiness and then write about the physical activity in this chapter. Students also draw a picture of it.
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Are We Couch Potatoes or Busy Bees? Data Analysis of Physical Activity in School

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students study practical data analysis within the constraints of the scientific method.  In this data activity students collect and enter data into a computer spreadsheet then create graphs.
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What Physical Activities Do Sneakers and His Friends Do? Lesson Idea

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to the story Big News! They think of other physical activities that Mr. and Mrs. Legs and their little spiders may do together.
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What Physical Activities Do Sneakers and His Friends Do?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate fun physical activities that can be done year round.  In this physical education lesson, students read the story Big News! Straight From the Heart, and list the activities written about in the story.  Students create...
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Move and Make Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students engage in physical activities with friends. In this movement lesson, students play physical games with a partner. They meet new students and also get exercise.
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Life Science Experiment-Student Pulse

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars participate in several activities to test their pulse. In this physical fitness lesson plan, students are taught how to take their pulse properly and are introduced to several physical activities. When the young scholars...
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Traveling

For Teachers K
Students practice following directions and perform the physical activity requested such as running, skipping, galloping, and hopping. They participate in Green Light, Red light and Criss-cross Applesauce. They explore different modes...
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Opening Day Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Use these opening day activities for the first day of your physical education classes. Set the tone, get your class moving around, and have them talk to each other! There are a couple of activities to help you and your classes get started.
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Personal Physical Fitness Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Sticking to a physical fitness plan can be tricky. Support young athletes' personal fitness goals with a helpful and strategie lesson plan. They reflect on their daily habits through a pre-assessment and questionnaire, create short and...
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Leadership

For Teachers 10th - 12th
We want to encourage our young scholars to show leadership in their endeavors. A character-building activity prompts your scholars to design a new strategy or adapt a skill for a sport in your PE class. They are graded according to the...
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Snack Smart, Move More

For Teachers 5th - 12th
What do lowfat yogurt, baby carrots, fresh fruit, and rice cakes have in common? They are all healthy snacks that can be eaten daily. Investigate healthy eating/snacking guidelines, learn how to make lowfat ice cream and practice some...
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Deck Tennis

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study deck tennis. In this lesson that can be adapted to teach movement, passing and positioning in any sport, 7th graders toss and catch a rubber ring, students of varying abuilities will be able to participate in this...
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About Your Heart and Exercise

For Students 4th - 10th
A handout and worksheet composed of two pages of resource information and two pages of questions that require short answers. The main idea of the handout is in choosing an exercise program. Each activity session should include a warm-up...
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PTO Meeting/Gym Show

For Teachers K - 1st
A great idea to showcase the elementary school PE programs! A demonstration in front of the PTO and a way to get parents to come to the meeting because their child is performing. Highlight what your school is doing to promote healthy...
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Physical Education Activity Log

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Encourage healthy lifestyles outside of school by having your class members complete an activity log. Pupils will track a physical activity they perform each day and its duration, and then have a parent verify the activities by...
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ABC – Agility, Balance and Coordination

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Get your blood pumping with a set of exhilarating physical activities. Class members play games, complete workout circuits, and dance the Electric Slide with a unit plan that focuses on agility, balance, and coordination.
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Using Rhythm to Teach Patterns and Directions

For Teachers K - 4th
Introduce young learners to line dancing. Here are some simple movement patterns to teach them. First teach, repeat, and repeat again without music. Then when they have a pretty good grasp of the movement patterns, add music and practice...
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Personal Fitness: Merit Badge

For Students 5th - 12th
This personal fitness workbook provides all of the steps that scouts must complete to earn their merit badge. It requires a physical and dental exam, documentation of current health issues, understanding of behaviors detrimental to...
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Dodgeball Variations

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Dodgeball has been beloved by schoolchildren for many years, but who would have thought there could be so many variations for this exciting and physically active game? Mix it up in your PE class and keep the adventure going with over 30...
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Get-Moving Game

For Students 4th - 8th
Have fun and get into shape at the same time. Young inventors create a "get-moving game," which combines a game with physical activity. They try out each other's games and discuss pros and cons. This is the second lesson in a six-part...
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Static Stretches

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
These 10 static stretches are not presented in a lesson format but this resource can certainly be used to teach a lesson on static stretching. These stretches should definitely be used in a warm-up or cool-down activity. They focus on...
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Games Banner

For Teachers K - 4th
Encourage physical activity and build community in your classroom by having a bulletin board dedicated to games and sports! Try placing this banner at the top of your board, and incorporating photos of your class members playing sports,...
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Rock In the Fist

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore Native American culture by researching their physical activities. In this Native American recreation lesson, 1st graders identify the games and activities Native Americans participated in to pass the time,...
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Nature's Checks and Balances

For Teachers 5th Standards
Reinforce the concept of balance and imbalance within nature with the help of five activities and center rotations. Activities require scholars to read, complete graphic organizers, take part in hands-on learning opportunities, and...
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Relationship of Numbers

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
This is a perfect instructional activity for 1st or 2nd graders, just learning to compare numbers. They practice determining whether 2 numbers are greater than, less than, or equal to each other. They make equal and unequal groups of...
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Hobbies Lesson Plan #2

For Students 6th - 9th
Explore different physical activities with your French classes! Learners complete three exercises here to develop sports-related vocabulary. First, they find various benefits for a list of sports. Then, they match the accessories...
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Food and Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How many calories are needed each day? What foods have good calories? What happens to calories that don't get used? How many calories are in the different kinds of foods and drinks? How many calories do I need to do a certain activity?...
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Santé

For Students 9th - 10th
How is your health? Intermediate Francophones read a two-paragraph text about healthy eating and the problems associated with those who do not make healthy choices. Two exercises follow the reading passage: the first is a short...
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Formative Assessment #2: Circulatory System Performance Assessment

For Students 5th
Watch as your pupils' hearts get pumping! An interactive activity has individuals record their heart rates after completing different activities. Each task has a different degree of physical activity. They then graph their results and...
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Work and Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you have a ticker tape, this activity will energize your future physicists. They push automobiles and measure the required force, then compare it to the distance and velocity recorded on the tape. Mini lab carts are also used to...
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Crowding Out

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
This is an incredible resource for teaching your young economists about the loanable funds market and the concept of crowding out. It includes a hands-on, physical activity that serves as a metaphor to help explain the economic practice.
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The Lowdown — Life Expectancy: Finding Ratio Relationships

For Teachers 6th Standards
Your health might very well be affected by where you live. Scholars investigate life expectancy, obesity, hypertension, and physical activity rates using one installment of the Math at the Core MS: ratios series. They work in an...
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Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Scholars become familiar with a tool designed to ensure a safe and healthy summer. Following the "5-2-1-Almost None" rule, pupils eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables, keep screen-time under two hours, be physically active...
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Muscle Diagram

For Students 6th - 12th
Label the major muscle groups in the human body. This worksheet is two pages, one for the anterior/front view and one for the posterior/back view. The class labels the major muscle group, the common name for the group, and identifies an...
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Let's Play Outside!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Here are 14 games for you to bring to summer camp, a neighborhood gathering, or a birthday party!
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Appalachia: Physical Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers plan a family fitness outing. In this physical education instructional activity, students will research possible physical activities which might be completed by a family during a daily-long outing in the Appalachian...
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Aerobic And Anaerobic Activity

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders engage in the study of aerobic and anaerobic activities. They discuss the differences in the type of exercises involved. Students identify the types of activities they enjoy based upon the information given. Then students...
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Change the Beat

For Teachers K
Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an...
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Subtraction Race

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in a game that involves subtraction numbers with a difference between one and ten and promotes physical activity. They practice counting, reading and writing whole numbers to one hundred in a subtraction game.
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Hula How?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders start writing papers with much more regularity than they did in the previous grades. They are starting to differentiate between the styles of writing and know why each is important. This activity gives the them a chance to...
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Math Relay

For Teachers 4th
This is really a math review for older elementary learners to practice making equations using adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in a fun way. They get to move around and play with hula hoops, bean bags, balls, and jump...
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Through India and Back

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students play a game based on "The Amazing Race" to practice using rates and fractions. In this fractions and rates instructional activity, students work in small groups competing to complete the tasks in the quickest time. At each stage...
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Staying Physically Active

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health worksheet, learners find the words related to the concept of physical fitness. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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How Do You Choose a Physical Activity?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students analyze the fitness choices that they make and the benefits of a regular exercise program. They create a sample episode of an original fitness program.
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What is Physical Activity?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the functions of the heart and how it needs to work hard and rest. They play the "Wise Owl Says" game.
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Food Intake and Physical Activity

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders graph their estimations of caloric intake and caloric expenditures.
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Physical Action Cards

For Teachers K - 8th
Whether your young athletes will be running, leaping, tuck-jumping, skipping, or doing some other action, leave the decision to the luck of your shuffle! On each of these physical action cards is a graphic and description of a different...
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Hopi Running

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify why the Hopi tribe practiced running as it relates to health, delivering messages, defeating other tribes, and for ceremonial events. In this social studies lesson, students use maps to identify latitude and longitude...
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Bottle Bowling

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Bottle Bowling is the focus of the P.E. and math activity. They use recycled materials such as plastic juice or soda bottles to play a game of bowling. Students set of the bottles for the game of bowling, and practice their rolls. This...
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Playground Scavenger Hunt

For Students 1st - 5th
Encourage children to take full advantage of their school's playground with this fun scavenger hunt activity. Including ten separate activities, from climbing across the monkey bars to playing hopscotch with a friend, this resource will...
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Hula Hoopla!

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Hop, skip, jump, and roll! Hula hoops have a way of putting fun in motion. Young children interact in a variety of games involving small and large hula hoops. They will develop their motor skills and eye-hand coordination while playing...
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Health and Fitness Expo

For Teachers 4th - 5th
A health and fitness expo hosted by the 4th and 5th grade PE classes for the entire school. This is a great idea! There are 10 activities that are listed for the classes to participate in. For each of the activities, there is an...
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Activities for the Heart

For Students K - 3rd
Here's a instructional activity from the American Heart Association. There are nine pictures and young learners circle the pictures that show activities that help the heart the most. There are other ideas that can be done with the...
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Health Concerns Lecture

For Teachers 6th - 10th
This instructional activity on health concerns includes a ton of information. There is a PowerPoint presentation that walks through the entire instructional activity. If you want a quick introduction to these topics then run through this...
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Identify Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Poll your scholars about their choices on food they eat, or don't eat, and on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Topic statements such as "I ate breakfast this morning" start a discussion on what are healthy choices and what are unhealthy...
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Energy Balance 101 - Setting a Smart Goal

For Students 3rd - 5th
Help your pupils learn how to set realistic attainable goals. This activity helps them practice how to write a specific goal that is measurable. Of course, the topic here is energy in and energy out. We all need help setting goals in a...
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Integrating the Nintendo Wii in Adaptive Physical Education

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Bring gaming into the classroom as part of a physical education lesson. Learners with disabilities participate in various physical activities using the Nintendo Wii. They use the video game system not only to play different sports, but...
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Circulatory System

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students rotate through various physical activities checking their carotid pulse after each. This activity will give knowledge to students about health behaviors and understanding the exercise aspect of growth and development.
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Integrating the Craft of Writing into Physical Education

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Incorporate writing into your physical education class. In groups, learners unscramble a list of words related to exercise and use them in their journal writings. Using their name, they write one word related to physical activity that...
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Tennis Ball Can Relay

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Practice throwing abilities by having your learners participate in a tennis ball race activity. For this physical education lesson, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and perform a random...
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Your Energy Balance Goal!

For Teachers K - 3rd
This is the last lesson in the series put out by Together Counts on health. This activity has youngsters setting goals to keep their energy balanced by making excellent eating and activity choices. They may need a little help making...
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Snack Smart Move More

For Teachers K - 5th
Show your kids that staying healthy is the smart choice! They examine nutrition, healthy snacks, and the importance of staying active in a several-part lesson plan. There are different ideas for older and younger young scholars here, and...
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All About Me: Measuring Height and Weight

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students take personal fitness inventories. In this personal health lesson, students take measurements of their heights and weights. Students record the data, calculate their BMI, and then chart their physical activity.
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Health Enhancement

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders play physical movement games to enhance their health and research Indian cultures. For this movement lesson plan, 7th graders research Indian movements and use them in physical activity.
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Pin Grab

For Teachers K - 4th
Pin Grab is a basic tag game. Each player has a clothes pin attached to the back of their shirt. Other players try to grab them off. If a player has their pin grabbed off they must do a physical activity, such as jumping jacks to get...
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Target Heart Rate

For Students 7th - 10th
This accompanies a lesson on how various activities affect heart rate. Young learners identify resting heart rate and target heart rate. They do some physical activities to measure their heart rates for each of those activities. They...
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Eat-And-Move-O-Matic

For Students 6th - 12th
Slot-machine-style scrolling columns display Eat choices (a food item, snack, or a full meal) and Move choices (various popular physical activities). Make a food selection and find out how much time you will need to spend participating...
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Introduction to Gas, Liquid and Solid

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners engage in a physical activity in order to comprehend the movement of molecules in a liquid, solid, and gas. The lesson should be done outside to allow the amount of space needed for student movement.
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Balloon Trolley

For Teachers K - 1st
Students use a physical activity in order to improve hand eye coordination and teamwork. They stand close to each other with balloons between them and stay together without holding the balloons with hands. This requires trust and...
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Types of Activities

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Not all physical activities are made alike! Show your young athletes the array of individual, team, competitive, and noncompetitive sports that exist. During your presentation, have your class members brainstorm different types of...
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Why Do We Need Exercise?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Discuss the importance of exercise with your middle schoolers using this PowerPoint. Actively engage them by surveying how they spend their free time and explain many benefits of physical activity. Learners consider what they did over...
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Warm Up and Cool Down

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Impress upon your class members the necessity of a proper warm-up and cool-down for physical activity! This brief and straightforward presentation lists the benefits of a warm-up and cool-down and what types of exercises can be utilized.
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Power

For Teachers 6th - 10th
This is a brief presentation reviewing the definition of power and how it applies to physical activities. The slides review what power enables athletes to do, as well as prompts viewers to consider what specific activities require the...
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Immediate Effects of Exercise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does the body immediately react to exercise? Review why the heart beats stronger, breathing quickens, body temperature increases, and muscles ache as a result of exercise, as well as some of the more long-term benefits of consistent...
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Follow My Lead

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write about how to perform a certain physical activity. The other students in the case must perform the activity based on the written instructions.
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Eat Smart. Play Hard.

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils study healthy food choices and the energy it creates for physical activity. In this food energy instructional activity, students complete multiple activities to learn about the benefits of healthy eating upon physical activity.
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Exercise Examples

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss reasons for performing physical activity. They develop a list of exercises to share with other groups. They lead other groups through a set of exercises on the playground.
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Take a Look Inside of You

For Teachers K
Students explore, examine and study how the heart pumps blood throughout their bodies during physical activity. They participate in holding their hands on their chests and feeling their hearts beating when they are skipping, hopping and...
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Motor Skills and Movement Patterns

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the human body by participating in physical activities. For this physical education lesson, students demonstrate their physical prowess and motor skills by performing tasks such as climbing and rope tying. Students...
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Teamwork and Challenge/ Challenge Activities

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students work in teams to complete various movements.  In this movement activity, students listen, make decisions and act as leaders through a variety of physical activities.
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Run for your Health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers, in groups, search the Internet for evidence to support the idea about a relationship between physical activities, health and well being. They create a flyer or newsletter for a campaign to recruit students to the runner's...
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. In this cross-curriculum physical education lesson, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping to...
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Burning It Up

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore energy as it relates to body function. Data about the personal physical activity of students is gathered and entered into a database which is utilized to test hypotheses made.
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Hearty Heartbeats

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the circulatory system and the scientific method. They perform an experiment to measure how varying amounts of physical activity affects heart rate and use the Investigation Journal provided to record their data and make...
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Food and Nutrition

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students participate in an after school program that promotes decision making, cooperation, choosing healthy foods, recognizing and naming a variety of foods, state healthy benefits from eating healthy foods and involving oneself in...
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Game Day

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders bring in a playgound item, i.e.: ball, jump rope, skateboard and develop a physical activity to go with the item. They describe in writing how to do the activity. They set up their stations on a "Game Day" and lead their...
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Smoking Aerobics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate how smoking tobacco affects a person's everyday physical activity. They participate in a ten-minute step aerobic routine to get their heart rate up, check their heart rate and pulse, conduct the activity again but...
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CES Rhythms Team

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students get involved with rhythms. They demonstrate routines involving tinikling, lummi sticks, line dancing, ball handling, hoops, and ribbons. They demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a...
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Passport to the World Field Day

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in a variety of cultural activities from around the world. In this multicultural instructional activity, students visit a variety of "stations", each representing a country. Students learn facts and engage in a...
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GET OFF THE COUCH AND GET BUSY

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students perform at five fitness stations a day for a week. Each fitness station be based on a benefit of vigorous physical activity.
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Croquet Health Review

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students study health facts while playing a game of croquet. In this croquet lesson, students record the answers to health questions on a clipboard as they shoot their ball through the wicket. An example of a health question is "How does...
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Mission Nutrition: Mission 6

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  Students make a poster explaining the healthy life style that they lead.  In this health lesson, students research physical activities and promote them to their peers to parallel their posters.   
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Soak It Up

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners brainstorm and discuss all the ways they can help their bodies stay strong and healthy. They analyze what the concept of hydrating is and why its important when they are physically active in the hot Texas climate. Wet and dry...
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Personal Health Series-Energy Balance

For Students 7th - 8th
In this energy balance worksheet, students answer 10 questions about energy, calories, metabolism and basal metabolic rate. They answer questions about physical activity and how it affects the number of calories needed in a day.
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Music Theory Fun and Games

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Music theory lessons don't have to be dull. Concepts can be taught through motivating games and physical activities.
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Particle Physics- Activity Five

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this particle physics worksheet, students use graphs and tables to predict the particles formed during a specific observation event. They complete 5 multi-part fill in the blank questions.
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Soccer #1

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Students demonstrate physical skills. They perform a pylon weave, wall pass, and dribbling. Students participate in touch touch passing and mini-games. Students explain the importance of warming-up before participating in physical...
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Keeping Kids Active

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars discover the benefits of an active lifestyle and ways to keep healthy in order to gain understanding of the importance of a physical activity. In this health lesson, students talk with their peers about types of...
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Sports

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students understand that elements of sport and/or physical exercise are important aspects of certain jobs. In this sports lesson plan, students discuss sport related careers, listen to speakers who have sport related careers, and...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Lesson 8: Action Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Check you heart rate, evaluate your current level of activity, figure out calories burned based on the activities you do. Then put together an action plan of activities to do on a regular basis to maintain physical fitness. Lesson 8...
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Case Study #1 & Case Study 2

For Students 3rd - 9th
This resource contains two case studies regarding calorie consumption and calorie expenditure. One case is an example of too many calories and the other is a case of too few calories. The questions pertain to what suggestions the class...
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Promoting Daily Fitness; Mini Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Students evaluate human health by completing an interactive activity on the Internet. In this food choice lesson, students identify a list of foods which can make you unhealthy and sick compared to a list of nutritional ingredients....
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My Daily Food Plan (18+ years old)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Manage your calorie intake with a daily food plan journal. After reviewing a reference sheet with suggested amounts of each food group based on a total calorie pattern, learners can jot down what foods they have eaten during the day as...
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Valentine’s Day Post Cards

For Teachers K - 5th
Instead of just signing cards on Valentine's Day, have kids complete postcards to truly tell their loved ones how they feel! A fun holiday lesson includes Valentine's Day vocabulary for kids to use in their postcard messages.
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Hearts!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
 Find it in your heart to celebrate figurative language this Valentine's Day! Kids come up with a list of idioms and discuss literal and figurative language. Then, they draw each idiom's literal and figurative meaning.

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