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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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Baylor College

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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Lesson Plan
Royal Society of Chemistry

The 400m Event—Chemistry and Sport

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do Olympic runners succeed in physically demanding events like the 400-meter dash? Physiology scholars explore the relationship between acids, bases, and the muscular system through a scenario-driven activity. The lesson focuses on...
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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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Curated OER

Physical Fitness: Lesson number 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are assessed on the amount of improvement they make over a period of 6 weeks. They keep track of their improvement on an Excel spreadsheet so they can also see their improvement. This lesson focuses on leg and arm strength.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Physical Education Word Search

For Students 4th - 6th
This worksheet provides 10 physical education-related words to locate in the word search puzzle. It does not include definitions, but an answer key is available.
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Activity
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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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 plan unit is about conditioning. A resource link at the bottom of the page allows you to view all the...
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Be Smart

The Science of Marathon Running

For Students 6th - 12th
The science of marathon running is the subject of a resource that begins with the history of the marathon and why it is 26.2 miles long, and then goes into the biology in our bodies and the way our muscles, bones, and other physical...
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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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Curated OER

Tracking Physical Fitness

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars record their daily physical activity in a chart. In this physical fitness lesson plan, students and adults exercise and see how many repetitions they can do in a given amount of time. They record this in a chart over a...
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Handout
US Department of Veterans Affairs

Sample Flexibility Plan for Beginners

For Students 6th - 12th
Boost flexibility with a set of stretches designed for beginners. Pictures and descriptions guide readers through a variety of stretches while standing, sitting, and lying on the floor. 
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Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Health Related Fitness Portfolio

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students develop and implement a fitness station. Students base their exercise stations upon flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance. They complete a health related fitness portfolio. Students design and take a fitness survey.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Self and General Space in Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore the different themes and strategies of dancing by performing in class.  In this physical education lesson, students practice moving specific joints and muscles as they train to perform a dance.  Students perform a dance...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Backpacking - Lesson 5 - Getting in Shape for the Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do you have to be in decent condition to go on a weekend backpacking trip? This resource stresses the importance of fitness in backpacking. There are many ways to get the legs, the lungs, and the heart ready for a strenuous excursion....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Muscle Flexibility and Strength

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders listen to the definition of muscle strength and observe the teacher demonstrate how to do an abdominal crunch. They then do abdominal crunches for 20 seconds. They gather information about flexibility and strength and...
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PE Central

Fitness Advertisements

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Exercise is good for your heart, your bones, your lungs, and your mood! Middle schoolers read more about the effects of regular exercise before creating their own posters that advertise the benefits of physical fitness.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Hungry Crabs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students improve upper body strength and endurance. They crab walk inside the boundaries and collect the bean bags. They are only allowed to get one bean bag at a time. Once they get a bean bag, they place it on their stomach and crab...
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Curated OER

Personal Fitness Assessment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students engaged in practice for a physical fitness exam. The practice is beneficial for overall student fitness. The instructor measures key factors of health that include height and weight.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Haunted House Challenge Fitness Stations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students rotate through ten physical fitness stations. They perform various stretching and strengthening activities for three minutes at a time.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Strength

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars participate in static and dynamic activities to develop muscle strength and balance. Free weights are used to work on shoulder, bicep, and tricep muscles. Locomotor skills of hopping, jumping, leaping, skipping, and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Volleyball Work It Out

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars practice volleyball skill-related activities while working on cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Weight Training

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice gaining strength by weightlifting.  For this physical education lesson, students discuss ways to safely build muscle by examining the parts of their body they will be using in the weight-room.  Students utilize a...

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