Identifying Primary Muscle Groups Teacher Resources
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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...
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...
Know Bones About It!
Students make a model of a major skeletal muscle group. They consider how their life might change if they didn't have, or lack use of, this particular muscle group.
How Your Muscular System Works
Get ready for some heavy lifting! A detailed video lesson explains the different muscle groups and their functions. The presenter compares and contrasts different types of muscle compositions related to their purposes.
Movin', Groovin', and Gettin' Strong
Children can do almost anything to music, so get them up and moving, working out and strengthening some major muscle groups. Using exercise bands provides some resistance, which makes the muscles work a little harder. With this lesson...
Anatomy of a Kick
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...
Physical Education Lesson Plan - Medicine Ball
Use the medicine ball to help young learners develop strength in the core muscle groups. The Russian twists develop oblique strength, push-ups develop triceps strength, sit-ups work on abdominal strength, and squats develop quadriceps...
Which Muscles?- Olympic Learn and Play Sports
In this math, science, and physical education worksheet, students brainstorm and study about the muscles that are used while participating in different Olympic sports. They color the muscle groups of the body by follow the directions...
How the Body Works: Muscles
Viewers visit the gym where two kids and a body-building adult are working out. The characters discuss three types of muscles: smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. With middle school humor, colorful animation, and clear information, viewers...
Students participate in a stretching warm-up exercise. In this physical education lesson, students warm up the large muscle groups by standing on their hands and legs in a belly up position or a belly down position. Students flip their...
Nature and Fintess Trail
High schoolers investigate how humans impact the environment and compile an organism database into an e-book field guide. They name muscle groups and develop specific exercises to strengthen these groups. Students utilize technology for...
Hoopla Shuffle: Gross Motor Development
Using cones and large hoops, have your athletes move the hoops around the gym using only their feet. They must do so within various parameters: both feet inside or outside the hoop, one in and one outside it, or twirling it around one...
Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2
What can we learn about the evolution of mammals from a fisher? An engaging video from Brain Scoop's fossils and geology series illustrates the anatomical features of mammals through the dissection of a fisher. Content includes the...
Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness
Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble.
Targeting an Action
Students explore how the brain how the brain infers the position of a moving target. They investigate how the brain can fine-tune its motor control over the muscle groups that will perform the intended action. Students participate in a...
Students participate in a game to identify major muscle groups in the body and gain an understanding of muscle functions.
Warm Ups & Cool Downs for Children
What makes an effective warm-up and cool-down activity? as well as tips for leading stretches. Find detailed activity plans, as well as tips for leading stretches, for elementary school, tag-based games (including one game called "Toilet...
Flutter, dome, mushroom, tent, jell-o, popcorn, volcano, floating cloud, and mashed potatoes. What do these terms have in common? They are all things to do in a parachute activity. Check out this activity, the pictures included with the...
Toward the end of the school year when the weather warms up, take your high schoolers swimming! They perform various cardiovascular activities in the pool, beginning with a warm-up activity and followed by stretching, precardio,...
Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 9 - Conditioning for Water Skiing
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...
Backpacking - Lesson 5 - Getting in Shape for the Trail
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....
Nature and Fitness Trail
Students plan stations for a nature and fitness trail and construct an accompanying e-Book for extended descriptions at each station. Data on the human impact on the environment is gathered in this lesson.
Students are shown a stress management lesson using ROPES format. The lesson consist of Review: A pretest determining current stress levels. Overview: Discussion of goals and objectives of session. Presentation: Discussion of stress,...
Students participate in a series of aerobic exercises in water to help improve fitness.
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