Physical Activity Health Benefits Teacher Resources

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Museum of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
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Exercise: Crash Course Study Skills #10

For Students 7th - 12th
There's a big test in school next week—time to hit the gym! The final video in a playlist on study skills focuses on the relationship between bodily movement and brain development, and how regular exercise can improve school performance.
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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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Considering the Possible Benefits and Risks, is Becoming a Vegetarian a Smart Decision?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
This skill-building activity encourages learners to evaluate evidence and to use strong evidence to support a stance on a controversial issue. Individuals use bar graphs to rate the strength of arguments for the benefits and risks in...
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The Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Ways are identified in which exercise benefits the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems of the human body in this presentation. It also includes definitions for and examples of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, as well as...
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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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Health Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Dr. Tina Marcantel speaks about health and the need for exercise as she hikes around Sedona, Arizona. Several benefits are highlighted in a succinct and clear way. Show your health students this video to encourage them to exercise...
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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 instructional activity that introduces learners to the lifelong benefits of exercise,...
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Exercise and Your Heart

For Students 6th - 10th
Take a look at this four-page handout on exercise and the heart. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, and most of that could be prevented. Learn about the benefits of physical activity and a longer healthier life. Check out...
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Wellness and the Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while...
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Why Do We Need Exercise?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Discuss the importance of exercise with your middle schoolers using this PowerPoint. Actively engage them by surveying how they spend their free time and explain many benefits of physical activity. Learners consider what they did over...
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How Many Minutes Should I Get?

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Thirty minutes of physical activity a day maintains health and keeps chronic disease away! Your class will learn and discuss the number of minutes of physical activity needed every day to maintain good health, as well as the short- and...
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23 and 1/2 Hours

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Don't miss the opportunity to show what may be the most beneficial video your classes will ever see for their lifelong health and well-being. Using engaging animations and fascinating statistics, Dr. Mike Evans explains why exercise is...
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How Playing Sports Benefits Your Body ... and Your Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Exercising is undeniably beneficial for our brains and bodies. But how do these benefits compare to the participation and joining of a sports team? Watch an educational video to discover the psychological and health benefits of joining a...
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The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What does it really mean to know a language? Did you know that knowing two or more languages means that your brain might actually look and work differently than those of your monolingual friends? Discover the three different types of...
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Do the Benefits of Renting a Pet Outweigh the Potential Harm It Can Cause the Animals?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Pets for rent? Arguments for and against animal rentals are the focus of this resource, the third in a series of 24 that offer activities that enable class members to develop their discussion skills. A background article provides...
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Benefits of Cycling

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss cycling and create a list of good effects from cycling.  In this cycling lesson plan, 4th graders design a leaflet or poster to encourage cycling. Students debate the benefits of cycling. 
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Exercise is Essential for Healthy Pets

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this online/interactive activity about walking for exercise, students read about the benefits of walking their pets and answer multiple choice comprehensive questions. Students answer four multiple choice questions.
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The Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss the benefits of exercise before writing a persuasive essay describing a variety of physical activities. They research information about fitness and exercise using a variety of web sites and print resources.
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Immediate Effects of Exercise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does the body immediately react to exercise? Review why the heart beats stronger, breathing quickens, body temperature increases, and muscles ache as a result of exercise, as well as some of the more long-term benefits of consistent...
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Extension Activity Building a Healthy Classroom Community

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Workout buddies aren't just for adults! Learners discuss the benefits of 60 minutes of physical activity each day and generate ideas for how they can accomplish this by working toward a goal with friends.
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The Benefits of Good Posture

For Students 4th - 12th
The importance of good posture, especially in the electronic age, is the focus of a short, cleverly animated video that reminds viewers to "stand up straight."
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Exercise What Can I Do For My Heart?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders comprehend the benefits of daily physical activity and are taught the factors that affect physical performance. They relate ways that aerobic exercise strengthens and improves the efficiency of the heart and lungs. ...
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Consuming Healthy Snacks

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...

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