Muscle Groups and Exercises Teacher Resources

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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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Muscles

For Teachers 5th - 7th
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...
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Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
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. 
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Which Muscles?- Olympic Learn and Play Sports

For Students 5th - 7th
For 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...
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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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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Abdominal Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here are seven abdominal exercises that can be done in three and a half minutes. This is not a full-fledged instructional activity but seven well-described exercises to improve strength and endurance in the abdominal muscles. Each one is...
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Hard Core Exercises

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This is not a lesson, but can be made a part of a lesson in a weight training or conditioning class, or even as part of a team sports workout. This list contains 12 hard core strength training exercises that can be done without any...
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Muscles in Motion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain how biceps and triceps work. In this life science lesson plan, students conduct an experiment to test which muscle (biceps or triceps) is stronger. They calculate class average from the result.
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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...
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Body and Blood

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the cardiovascular system. Through the use of video, students observe the heart pumping an oxygen-enriched blood supply through arteries to the muscles in use during exercise. They participate in activities to explore...
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Movin', Groovin', and Gettin' Strong

For Teachers K - 5th
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...
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Medicine Ball Workout

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Here are 20 medicine ball exercises to work out the major muscle groups in the body. Included, are exercises that definitely work the core muscles, a few that work the arm muscles, and a few that work the leg muscles. While this is not...
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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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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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Move Your Muscles!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students, through teacher lecture and class discussion, explore the three different types of muscles in the human body and the effects of microgravity on these muscles. They explain what happens to muscles in outer space and describe the...
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Water Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners participate in a series of aerobic exercises in water to help improve fitness.
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K-2: Fitness with a Jumpstick

For Teachers 1st
First graders gain knowledge and participate in activities enhancing muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. In this fitness lesson, 1st graders complete various exercise activities to test out their physical skills.
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Powers, Roots, and BIDMAS

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Reinforce math skills with an eight-page exercise that stretches scholars' computation muscles through 13 order of operation problems. 
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TE Activity: Muscles, Muscles Everywhere

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study three different muscle types and investigate the affect of space travel on astronauts' muscles. They examine how exercise has a positive affect on muscle both on Earth and in space while looking at engineers' roles in...
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Muscles in Motion

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students identify the muscles and body motions of the human body. In this physiology instructional activity, students participate in different body motions to discover and explore the muscles that they use in their arms. Students discuss...
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MuscleMania

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students learn three different types of muscles. By building a model of the arm, they learn its basic anatomy and how muscles function in relationship to bones. They perform an experiment on the relationship between muscle size 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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Pump It Up

For Students 9th - 12th
In this muscles worksheet, students read an article about building muscles and keeping them strong. Students choose any muscle in their body and use a website to learn about that muscle. They chart four muscles and exercises used to...
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Exercise and Muscles

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify and label the primary and secondary muscles used to perform an exercise. Students perform an exercise on a weight machine to figure out which muscles are being used. Students illustrate the muscles used by...

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