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For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a workout schedule using four different aerobic and strengthening exercises. They, in groups, present the schedules to their classmates.
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Plyometric Exploration

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to the concept of plyometrics and how it relates to exercise. As a class, they practice jumping and landing in proper form. When the music starts, they follow the instructions given to them by their teacher.
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Volleyball

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Pupils identify what a volleyball looks like and how it is used appropriately. They are introduced to eye-hand coordination exercises by using balloons and gradually working up to using a volleyball. Next, students study the appropriate...
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Body Systems in Action

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, in groups, create a short skit that shows how body systems work together.
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How Wet Can You Get?

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students visit a swimming pool and brainstorm different water sports and what benefits swimming has over other types of exercise. They then discuss buoyancy and water pressure and when how objects sink or float before playing a game of...
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Locomotor and Object Control Stations

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Develop children's basic locomotor and object control skills with an invigorating Adaptive PE lesson. A series of four, timed stations engaged the class in playing a game of Twister, walking on a balance beam, throwing bean bags, and...
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Adaptation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students brainstorm in their journals about animal adaptations.  For this bird beak lab lesson students divide into groups and create bird beaks.
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Recognizing Propaganda-Loaded Language

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students study a print ad for an abdominal toning device after discussing what strategies are necessary for healthy weight loss and muscle tone. They practice the skill of recognizing propaganda in print advertising.
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Weight Training

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice gaining strength by weightlifting.  In 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 workout...
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Worksheet 11: Which Word Does Not Belong?

For Students 4th - 5th
In this categorizing words worksheet, students read a series of 4 words and determine what they have in common. Students check the word that does not belong in each group. There are 12 questions.
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Plant And Animal Fossils Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This lesson has students take a close look at pictures of plants and fossils found in New Zealand. Students cut out pictures of plant and animal fossils and sort them into two categories. Student groups compare their choices to check for...
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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 instructional activity, learners recognize how physical activity and good health go together.  Students participate in a survey about physical...
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Nature and Fitness Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Physical Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students compare sedentary lifestyles to active lifestyles. In this health lesson, students discuss the implications of different kinds of lifestyles, complete a worksheet, then participate in a physical activity.
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Interval Workout

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore how interval training works by performing activities that involve alternating short bursts of high intensity with lower intensity activities.
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Adapted Physical Education

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Looking for information about how to adapt physical education for learners with special needs? Check out this packet that provides information about general adaptations, as well as appropriate approaches and activities for children with...
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What Does The Heart Do?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners study the relationship between the heart and circulation. In this circulatory system lesson plan, students read the "What Am I?" article about the heart and discuss. Learners draw a heart and lungs, discover how blood is pumped...
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POP Goes the Student

For Teachers K - 1st
Students participate in a dance that imitates popcorn popping. They start low to the ground, grow and grow, until they are upright at which time they pop reaching for the ceiling.
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Take the Prefix Challenge!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Help your class develop useful decoding skills to tackle new vocabulary they encounter and, at the same time, broaden their repertoires for writing. Learners compete in teams to see who can create the largest number of words by combining...
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Take the Prefix Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students form words using prefixes.  For this prefix lesson, students compete in a "prefix challenge" to see which team can combine a set of twelve prefixes with a set of twelve words fastest.  Students enter their words in a word log...
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Control of Respiration

For Students 9th - 12th
In this biology worksheet, students examine the brain center and how it controls the operation of respiration and interacts with the upper respiratory system.
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Fitness with a Jump Stick

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students learn about cardiovascular fitness through a fun game. In this healthful living lesson plan, students actively increase their cardiovascular endurance through a game with the same concept as freeze tag. Students are also...
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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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Interval Workout

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore how interval training works by performing activities that involve alternating short bursts of high intensity with lower intensity activities.

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