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Stanford University

A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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Unit Plan
Special Olympics

Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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National Institute of Drug Abuse

Nurturing My Mental and Emotional Health

For Teachers 6th - 12th
One exercise does not necessarily work for all! A resource from the National Institutes of Health provides tweens and teens with exercises to help them cope with anxiety and stress. Participants note their stress levels before and after...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Fitness: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers will get a kick out of a lesson that asks them to first design a proposal for a kickboxing routine for Kickin' Kelly's new DVD. A second activity has them explaining the fitness routine they will follow to prepare to be...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Say hello to a healthy summer! Feel well-rested and rejuvenated. Get healthier and become more productive. Teens engage in two activities designed to encourage safe and healthy summer routines. First, individuals craft a speech that...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Fitness: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Get off the couch, potato! Fitness is the focus of a resource that offers two engaging activities. The first has class members design a 5-day, 60-minute exercise session program for reluctant teens. The second activity asks teams to...
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Activity
S&S Worldwide

Fitness Challenge

For Students K - 12th
Don't be a couch potato! Get up and moving with a February 2018 calendar that suggests daily exercises that will get your feet walking and your heart pumping. There's even a special challenge for Super Bowl Sunday.
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Activity
Curated OER

Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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San Francisco Unified School District

Silent Ball

For Teachers K - 8th
Just as you've lined up the class to go to recess, it begins pouring rain and all chaos breaks loose. What do you do? It's time for silent ball! The rules include no talking, and you must catch the ball. If you talk, drop the ball, or...
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National Association for Sport & Physical Fitness

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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Nemours KidsHealth

Fitness: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Little athletes put their minds and bodies to work to invent new fitness games for class! Using information they gather from informational texts, youngsters design games that include motor skills, materials, rules, and strategies for...
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Lesson Plan
Texas Heart Institute

Exercise: What Kinds of Activities Are Best?

For Teachers 6th Standards
What happens in the muscles during anaerobic and aerobic exercise, and how does this affect the heart and our overall health? A cross-curricular lesson that introduces learners to the lifelong benefits of exercise, including the ability...
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Lunch Lab

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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Gustavus Adolphus University

Five Physical Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five learning stations for five physical fitness components: cardiovascular exercise, body composition, muscle endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. As pupils progress through each station, they will complete assigned tasks,...
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National Heart Association

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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Handout
American College of Sports Medicine

Selecting and Effectively Using Hydration for Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How much water does your body lose during exercise? How much should you hydrate during and after exercise? Address the importance of hydration with your young athletes using this informative handout.
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Baylor College

Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach your exercise enthusiasts to read their pulse rate at the radial artery and multiply by four to calculate beats per minute. Learners perform a variety of activities, recording their heart rates after one minute of each. Though this...
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Curated OER

Morning Fitness Tips

For Teachers K - 6th
Share Morning Fitness Tips with your class, or your whole school! You will have to put time and effort into preparing your costumes and in getting together what fitness information, you want to share, but the program is a great addition...
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Curated OER

Fitness Dance

For Teachers K - 3rd
Get those youngsters moving! The activities put together to music are every day warm-up exercises. Jogging in place, jumping jacks, arm circles, and toe touches are a few of the movements presented to get children moving. Teach them the...
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Curated OER

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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Montana Office of Public Instruction

Eat Smart Be Smart

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Get children's blood pumping with this primary grade activity on the human heart. After learning about the important role this muscle plays in the human body, students monitor their heart rates and discover the importance of staying active.
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Activity
Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc.

10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor Recess and PE

For Teachers K - 6th
Don't let the rain and snow put a damper on your PE lessons. This collection of indoor activities is a perfect way to keep students active regardless of the weather outside.
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Worksheet
National Science Teachers Association

Health Wise Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a quick assessment that you can use for your next lesson on the physical benefits of daily exercise. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 9 - Conditioning for Water Skiing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It takes muscle strength and muscle endurance to get up on a water ski or wake board, and to stay up. Lesson 9 out of this 22 lesson unit is about conditioning. A resource link at the bottom of the page allows you to view all the lesson...