Physical Fitness Teacher Resources

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5 Components of Physical Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Physical fitness is a vital part of maintaining our students' health. This PowerPoint imparts the importance of physical fitness and the 5 components they need to understand in order to obtain a healthy body. This presentation is well...
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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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Personal Physical Fitness Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Sticking to a physical fitness plan can be tricky. Support young athletes' personal fitness goals with a helpful and strategie lesson plan. They reflect on their daily habits through a pre-assessment and questionnaire, create short and...
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Personal Fitness: Merit Badge

For Students 5th - 12th
This personal fitness workbook provides all of the steps that scouts must complete to earn their merit badge. It requires a physical and dental exam, documentation of current health issues, understanding of behaviors detrimental to...
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Physical Activity and Personal Fitness - Lesson 6

For Teachers 7th - 12th
We all want to live a long, happy, healthy life. Right? In order to achieve this, one must maintain a balance of physical fitness and good nutrition. Take a look at this lesson to see many of the components that are involved in this...
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Applying Physical & Health Literacy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Raise teenagers' awareness about the importance of living an active life and staying physically fit by using this short health video. Starting with a series of facts about the negative consequences of physical inactivity and unbalanced...
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The Presidential Physical Fitness Test

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners practice skills of physical fitness to prepare for The Presidential Physical Fitness Test. They practice daily using specific exercises like curl ups and the one mile run/walk. The instructional activity allows students to...
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Exploring Physical & Health Literacy

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Help students discover the importance of physical fitness with this health literacy video. Beginning with a comparison of the choices made by two fictional teenagers, this resource continues on to explore the basic physical and thinking...
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Physical Fitness/ Frisbee

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars work on their physical fitness level in preparation for the physical fitness test. They practice throwing and catching a frisbee.
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The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the relationship between sports and physics in a cross-curricular lesson. Middle and high schoolers prepare a multimedia presentation based on a chosen sport. They answer five physics vocabulary questions about how the laws of...
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What is Physical Fitness?

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular...
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Personal Health Series: Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Complete activities to help your class appreciate the importance of physical activity. They will answer discussion questions, read articles, and create their own physically active game in order to deepen their knowledge and appreciation...
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Fitness Notes - Weight Training

For Students 7th - 10th
In this resource, the fitness notes cover the five principles of fitness, the principles of training/exercise, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The weight training notes cover the principles of weight training, proper techniques, and the...
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Fitness Gram Brochure Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
The six categories of this fitness gram project line up with many of the state standards for fitness testing. There is a component in this project for each individual to set a goal for each of the fitness tests to be taken. In this way,...
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Primary Fitness Skills

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students perform physical activities to test their fitness. In this fitness activity, students do circuit activities to test physical fitness. Students do warm up activities, then are introduced to the station activities. Students are...
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Fitness Relays

For Students K - 8th
After separating the class into equal teams, the first player in each line runs to the opposite end of the gym to the fitness mat. Then, they do a certain number of reps of a certain exercise
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Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy

For Students K - 5th Standards
Support children in living fun, active, and healthy lives with a video on physical and health literacy. Whether its learning basic skills like running, jumping, and throwing, or making healthy choices about the foods they eat, students...
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Morning Fitness Tips

For Teachers K - 6th
Share Morning Fitness Tips with your class, or your whole school! You will have to put time and effort into preparing your costumes and in getting together what fitness information, you want to share, but the program is a great addition...
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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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Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Little athletes put their minds and bodies to work to invent new fitness games for class! Using information they gather from informational texts, youngsters design games that include motor skills, materials, rules, and strategies for...
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Formula for Fitness

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Many youngsters don't understand that fitness is a life-long endeavor, and that it really pays off to be healthy. Use a spreadsheet to document progress in a fitness plan to see if there really in a benefit to running and exercise. Adapt...
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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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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 9: Fitting in Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 9 in this 10-lesson plan unit put together by Do Something, Inc. is about fitting fitness into daily activivty. First off though, the class needs to take a look at what kind, and how much, activity they do in a day, in a week,...
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Weight Training: Lifetime Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the relationship between physical activity and the prevention of illness, disease and premature death. Students understand that working out regularly will increase muscular strength, endurance and improve many areas of...
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Health and Fitness Expo

For Teachers 4th - 5th
A health and fitness expo hosted by the 4th and 5th grade PE classes for the entire school. This is a great idea! There are 10 activities that are listed for the classes to participate in. For each of the activities, there is an...
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Indoor Physical Activity Ideas for Kids!

For Teachers K - 8th
Rainy day schedule doesn't mean you can't stay fit! Use a collection of indoor physical activities during periods of inclement weather, substitute teaching days, or for those afternoons when your class just wants to move around!
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Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness lesson, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
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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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Fitness plan: number 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students monitor their fitness levels for six weeks of their P.E. course through the use of an Excel spreadsheet. They also research the obesity epidemic among youth in the U.S. today, presenting their findings to the class. This lesson...
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Fitness Plan 1

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders perform exercises after being modeled by the teacher. As a class, they listen to their teacher discuss the health of the nation today. They complete a mile run and in groups they compare their time with their classmates....
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Heart Rate and Physical Fitness Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the causes of heart disease and survey the staff to gather data on their health and family history.  In this health lesson students create a PowerPoint presentation and brochure on the communities health.
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Physical Aspects of Fitness: Cardio-Respiratory Endurance

For Teachers 6th - 10th
What is the difference between anaerobic and aerobic fitness? What is cardio-respiratory endurance, and what effect does it have on the body and athletic performance? Delve into these questions with a straightforward presentation, which...
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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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Family Fitness Night

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students invite their family members to participate in a family fitness night at the school to encourage fitness and to promote and inform parents about physical fitness testing. They use a map of the school to locate the different...
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Fitness Day

For Teachers K - 8th
Students in grades K-8 participate in a school wide fitness day. On this day all students and staff walk for 20 minutes or one mile around cones placed around the playground. Drawings, a balloon release and other activities surround...
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Fitness Stars

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students participate in an at-home physical fitness program. They draw "fitness slips" and complete the activity on the slip at home. The activities include fun sports-like activities, but also household chore activities like vacuuming...
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Sports Physiology and Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If I want to build up my heart, where should I start? Science scholars use statistics in a sports physiology setting during an insightful experiment. Groups measure resting and active heart rates and develop a scatter plot that shows the...
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Skill Related Fitness

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Six different types of fitness skills are studied in this physical education lesson. Pupils learn about agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, speed, and power. Additionally, a good fitness workout plan is outlined: setting a...
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Mission Nutrition: Fitness Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Identify obstacles in your middle schoolers' life that prevent them from having physical activity.  They will design a fitness program to offer other people that can allow them to get fit and have fun.  Then they will discuss with their...
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Design and Implement a Personal Fitness Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers reflect on their own personal fitness. They work together to develop fitness plans for each other. They implement and monitor their progress and evaluate their plan.
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Skill Related Fitness

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Before beginning any physical education instruction, make sure your class members understand the most important skills related to fitness! Review the definition and application of such skills as coordination, agility, and balance, as...
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Exercise

For Students 3rd - 5th
If you are looking for a simple fitness worksheet for elementary health or P.E. classes, this one is worth considering. It includes a short passage about the importance of exercise in space followed by several reading comprehension...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Lesson 8: Action Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Check you heart rate, evaluate your current level of activity, figure out calories burned based on the activities you do. Then put together an action plan of activities to do on a regular basis to maintain physical fitness. Lesson 8...
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Mission 2: Fitness Benefits

For Teachers 1st - 6th
In this fitness lesson plan, students write about being active, what activities they participate in, how they feel when they participate in these activities, what activities they would like to try and how they could increase their daily...
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Water Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a series of aerobic exercises in water to help improve fitness.
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X-Circuit Fitness

For Students 5th - 8th
Get the class fit and have them participate in x-circuit fitness with six stations. Groups move from station to station in the correct directional path in two minutes completing each desired activity. Choose activities that are...
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Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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What's your favorite physical fitness activity?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders engage in a class discussion where they create a list of their favorite physical fitness activities. They tally the numbers on the board and use Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet and graph of the activities.
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Poster Fitness

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders conduct internet research to gather information about physical fitness, and create individual posters to describe what personal fitness means to them. Student include both clipart and hand drawings to create collages.
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Do More, Do Enough, Do Less

For Students 3rd - 8th
This physical education worksheet provides a 3-day chart to schedule 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It also includes notecards with different activities to sort into categories: do more, do enough, do less.
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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Scrabble Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Hop, skip, and jump your way to picking up letters for a word spelling scrabble game. Get a little aerobic conditioning in while having fun with words. Keep the game simple for the younger learners. You might try putting the letters face...
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Selecting and Effectively Using Hydration for Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How much water does your body lose during exercise? How much should you hydrate during and after exercise? Address the importance of hydration with your young athletes using this informative handout.
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Christmas Fitness Adventure

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a fitness challenge over the holiday break. In this physical fitness lesson, students receive a worksheet to track their physical activity while they are away from school.
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Investigating the Effect of Physical Exercise On Pulse Rate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final lesson in the 10-part biology series encourages scholars to explore pulse rate. Through measurements of resting pulse and after periods of exercise, scholars graph the changes physical exercise causes.
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Fitness

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice exercise.  In this physical fitness activity, 3rd graders participate in a variety of activities at fitness stations.  Students run laps, jump rope, perform chin-ups, sit-ups, etc. 
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Does Your Fitness Compute?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders chart and analyze baseline data pertaining to improving and maintaining fitness levels. Personal trainers calculate their clients' charts and write a one-page report on the findings for the evaluation portfolio of each...
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Fitness Trail

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students design a fitness trail which incorporates warm-up, aerobic, and cool-down phases. Each student develops their own plan and monitors their own progress through the use of an exercise log.
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Presidential Fitness Program

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A tool to describe the physical fitness goals for elementary school students, is the purpose of this presentation. A teacher could change, or add information specific to their fitness goals.
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What's Your Fitness I.Q.?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop an internet survey to discover the habits of other students in regards to their diet, nutrition, and fitness. Using new vocabulary, they analyze and discuss the results as a class. They create graphs to show the...
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Interdisciplinary Unit On Wellness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a portfolio throughout their middle school years on wellness. Students explore their awareness of the connections between health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences with particular emphasis on the areas...
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Promoting Physical Activity with Pedometers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Promote fitness with pedometers! This is a great idea as there is immediate feedback and of course, pretty much everyone can walk! This PowerPoint is designed to promote a specific physical education program, but is well worth all the...
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Physical Education Deal or No Deal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Divide your class into teams to play Deal or No Deal relating to physical education topics. Learners share a variety of activities that contribute to physical fitness as they play this game. This is a motivating lesson for your class....
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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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Fitness Fun

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss their fitness activities. For this fitness lesson, students discuss their favorite activities. They create a Fun Physical Activity Guide with physical activities they enjoy doing. 
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How Do You Choose a Physical Activity?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students analyze the fitness choices that they make and the benefits of a regular exercise program. They create a sample episode of an original fitness program.
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Fitness Goals

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of setting and measuring a fitness goal. They conduct analysis of data to create a goal with target levels of performance. The goal must include the essential components of flexibility, muscular strength,...
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Family Fitness

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students visit sites that contain information about a variety of health and fitness activities. They analyze the activities according to several criteria, and describe how their particular activity choices can contribute to a healthy...
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Nutrition and Fitness

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the food guide pyramid. They conduct Internet research, and plan a three day nutritional menu appropriate for teenagers. Students include three meals per day and a snack for each day on their menu, and...
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Fitness Four Square

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students play the common game of Four Square while incorporating fitness into the activity. They participate a variety of exercises that work on strength and flexibility.
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Fitness Obstacle Course

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students run through an obstacle course to practice jumping, vaulting, pull-ups, and other physical endeavors. The obstacles are set up in a gymnasium, and students rotate through each task.
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A Spin On Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students perform a variety of exercises pertaining to each component of fitness while working in a cooperative situation.
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Basketball: Purposeful and Fun Fitness Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Studnets practice basketball skills. They combine cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and strength fitness activities with skill practice and review of previously learned skills in the fitness development part of a basketball lesson.
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4-Corner Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a game called 4-Corner Fitness. Individually, they are given a card with an exercise and location on it. Once they finish one station, they move on to the next one following the music. To end the lesson, they...
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Appalachia: Physical Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students plan a family fitness outing. In this physical education instructional activity, students will research possible physical activities which might be completed by a family during a daily-long outing in the Appalachian area....
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Do You Exercise?

For Students 1st - 3rd
This worksheet provides a space to draw pictures of the exercises one does, and then asks about the importance of physical activity. Lastly, class members record how far then can jump and run; and how many sit-ups and push-ups they can do.
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Active Mind Active Body

For Students 7th - 10th
This twenty-question worksheet is really a self-survey of one's health habits in regard to food and exercise. It's great to have young learners take a look at their current habits. It would be interesting to do a pre-unit survey and then...
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Fitness Ball Run

For Students 2nd - 8th
Think back-to-front sprints with a ball! Pupils jog around in a straight line while carrying a ball. The leader in the line passes the ball back to the person behind them and so on and so forth until it gets to the last person in the...
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Marathon Challenge by PBS

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does your class have the heart for this activity about exercise and pulse rates? After measuring resting heart rate and recovery heart rate, have your young athletes investigate pulse rate and the effect of exercise on pulse rate. This...
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Nutrition and Physical Education Activities in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 6th
You can promote health and wellness using nutrition activities and lessons. With physical education activities and suggestions about snack times, you can help impvove the habits of the youngsters under your charge. 
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Cold Weather Fitness Guide

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Don't sacrifice physical activity every time cold winter weather arrives. From walking or circuit training to warm, healthy recipes and safety reminders, this resource will help encourage learners to prioritize their fitness and stay...
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Enhancing Physical Performance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does it mean to be fit? Review the primary health and motor skill related components of fitness, from cardio-respiratory endurance to flexibility and anaerobic power. This is a good resource to refer back to throughout a physical...
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Fitness Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study how to monitor their personal status of their body composition. They study how to monitor and adjust activity levels to meet personal fitness needs and demonstrate objectives 1 and 2 by using the software provided by Furtex.
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Taking Care of You

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners use the internet to gather information on physical fitness and nutrition. They calculate their target heart rate and define new vocabulary words. They write an article about sports related injuries and explain the different...
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Obstacle Relay

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students complete an obstacle course relay using a variety of sport equipment and skills that not only promotes physical fitness, but also incorporates team spirit and sportsmanship.
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Real-Life Math | Physical Trainer

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Train yourself to naturally use math. Young mathematicians first watch a video in which a personal trainer describes math concepts necessary in his daily professional life. After measuring their heart rates, they apply percentages to...
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Get Off the Couch!

For Students 2nd - 8th
This 1-page worksheet provides space to record physical activity over the course of 5 days. It suggests documenting the activity and duration.
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Fitness Musical Hoops

For Students 2nd - 8th
A new take on musical chairs! Pupils run, skip, jump, high knees, etc. around the perimeter of the gym, making sure not to cross through the middle, as music is being played. Then, when the music stops, children have to put their feet in...
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Tracking Physical Fitness

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students 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 period of...
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Physical Fitness and Obesety

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use Internet web sites to discover how physically fit they truly are. Each group must use three web sites to answer questions and make an assessment of the person they have. Each group report back to the class what they have...
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Physical Education Fitness Tests

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students participate in fitness testing. In this personal fitness lesson, students participate in ability, flexibility, strength, and speed testing activities.
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Adapted Physical Education: Track and Field

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here you'll find a list of ideas and activity descriptions for hosting an adaptive physical education or special olympics event. It includes the setting, rules, and pointers for over 10 different track and field activities.
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Assessing My Fitness Level (Being the Best I Can Be)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the five components of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. They monitor heart rates, calculate target heart ranges, and assess levels of...
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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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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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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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Health and Exercise

For Teachers 6th - 10th
An introduction to the three components of good health: physical, mental, and social well-being. The emphasis of this presentation is on physical well-being addressing exercise, fitness, and hygiene.  There is a lot here to stimulate...
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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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Long Term Goal Setting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate a long-term fitness goal. The goal has components of recording information to create data towards the testing of reaching it in the end of the set time period. They differentiate between the different types of goals...
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Harrison Family Fitness Night

For Teachers K - 8th
Students involve the community with an activity to help them learn more about fitness. They attend an event in which 3 different instructors teach 3 different physical activities and invited agencies to attend with informational tables.
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Designing a Personal Fitness Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop competence in two movements, design their own fitness plan and use a Fitnessgram to determine what level they are currently at.
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Fitness for Life

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students discuss their favorite activities and determine which activities are suitable for older people. In groups, students research the benefits of aerobic exercises and the equipment needed. Students share their information with the...
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Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
From cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength to body composition, discover the primary components of fitness, as well as what factors affect them and examples of how we see these fitness components in sports today. While based on...
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What Factors Affect Exercise Habits?

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners investigate poor health habits by identifying their own exercise habits.  In this physical education lesson, pupilsdiscuss specific pressures and situations that lead them to make poor exercise decisions at home. They bring a...
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Tennis Ball Can Relay

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Practice throwing abilities by having your students participate in a tennis ball race activity. In this physical education instructional activity, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and...
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Field Hunters

For Teachers K - 6th
Warm up a physical education class with a game of Field Hunters. Participants scour a field to collect as many objects as they can in a limited amount of time. 
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The Video Camera Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Implement a fun game at the start of your next physical education class to warm-up the class' bodies. Call out video-editing terms to signal a particular tasks such as walking, running, jumping and more!   
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Team Sports 2 - Final Project: One Week Workout Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young athletes get fit and eat healthy with a comprehensive one-week fitness plan. Focusing on nutrition and physical activity, the project provides a tangible way to set goals and create balance.
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Designing your gym class

For Teachers K - 5th
Get the scoop on designing your own gym class with a lesson written by a passionate physical education teacher who details their best practices from setting up the room, to the first day of class, to how to spend the teaching day. 
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Cross (Curricular) Fit

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get up and move with a set of cross-curricular activities designed for math, social studies, or science classes. Each physical education exercise is paired with a concept from a different discipline, including the geography of the Mali...
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Olympic Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars state the influence of peer pressure on personal health decisions and identify how heart-healthy fitness is achieved and maintained. They participate in a series of exercises and rate their physical fitness IQ.
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Gymnastic Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students compete in a variety of games. In this gymnastic skills lesson, students play tag, participate in a challenge course, and practice gymnastics moves to increase physical fitness. 
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Run for your Health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, search the Internet for evidence to support the idea about a relationship between physical activities, health and well being. They create a flyer or newsletter for a campaign to recruit students to the runner's club...
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Fitness Lesson Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
The best way to really learn something is to teach it! Using this worksheet as their guide, your class members will each create a 20-minute fitness lesson to teach to their peers. Lesson plan template calls for identification of the...
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Physical Education Bulletin Board/Poster Display

For Teachers K - 3rd
Investigate physical education and sports throughout the years. Third graders view primary source prints and photographs and analyze what they see. Then, they compare different types of physical education programs and sports. The final...
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Assessing Motor And Physical Fitness Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils assess and challenge themselves in a wide variety of fitness and motor skill areas throughout the school year.
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Physical Fitness Break

For Teachers K
Students explore human health by participating in daily physical activities. In this racing lesson, students collaborate with their classmates to participate in a team relay race using bean bags and hula-hoops. Students utilize a large...
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Fitness Points

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are given an index card with a warm-up on it for them to complete when they enter the classroom. Individually, they are placed around the room in which they complete the warm-up and assigned a total point value. To end the...
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Fitness Bowling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners bowl and their score of downed pins determines a specific exercise, i.e. a score of 5 might be to do 10 jumping jacks. They who roll a spare or a strike can decide the exercise for the group.
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What is Physical Activity?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the functions of the heart and how it needs to work hard and rest. They play the "Wise Owl Says" game.
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How Breathing Works

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
The ins and outs of breathing are explained in this fresh film. Simple and straightforward narration accompanies colorful animation to show how breathing is controlled and how it can be altered. This would not only be useful during a...
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"UNO" Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students increase cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. "UNO" cards are used. Each card is matched up with an exercise.
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Be More Physically Active

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore ways to be more physically active. They discuss ways physical activity can help them and discuss activities that are best for them. After identifying activities they would like to try, they discuss health professionals...
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Real Attractive

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine how the media has an impact on poor body image and eating disorders among young people.  In this body image lesson, 6th graders discover the unrealistic values media promotes. Students explore the mental, physical...
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Heart Rate and Physical Activity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Study heart rate and how it increases as a direct result of physical activity. Your class measure their heart rate and state several reasons why heart rate increases. Finally, students explain ways to keep their heart healthy.
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Snack Attack

For Teachers K - 5th
Students choose healthy food and snacks. In this health lesson plan, students look at the food pyramid and discuss proportions of food. They taste different healthy snacks and review the importance of physical fitness. 
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Opening Day Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Use these opening day activities for the first day of your physical education classes. Set the tone, get your class moving around, and have them talk to each other! There are a couple of activities to help you and your classes get started.
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Comparing Pulse Rates

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners study the concept of data analysis by finding their pulses and comparing their pulse rates to other students. They draw conclusions about their physical fitness as it relates to others. Data is collected and organized  into stem...
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Fitness

For Students 5th - 8th
In this fitness worksheet, students review the components to a well-balanced exercise routine and explain the importance of physical activity. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice, 4 fill in the blank, and 5 short answer questions.
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Gymnastics

For Students 6th - 8th
For this physical fitness worksheet, middle schoolers find the words that are used to describe gymnastics and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Staying Physically Active

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health activity, students find the words related to the concept of physical fitness. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Extreme Fitness

For Students 7th - 10th
The title of this article from the New York Times is "The Cult of Physicality". So are you wondering what this article might be refering to? Well, then read on and find out more about what some call extreme fitness. There is a...
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Warming Up and Cooking Down

For Teachers 3rd
Exercise and physical fitness are two very important life skills we need to share with our students. Students view warm-up exercises, do warm-up exercises, and then make a list of activities that could be used as a suitable warm-up....
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Should Fitness Be Mandatory?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine a website for viewpoints on fitness as a legal issue. They form positions on communal responsibility vs. personal freedoms and present to the class their positions.
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Cardiovascular Disease and Fitness: Exploring the Rhythm of Your Pulse

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore several examples of cardiovascular diseases. In this anatomy lesson, students explain why physical fitness is very important. They count their pulse rate and record them on a data table.
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Knock Down

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners participate in team building activity. In this physical education activity, students are divided into two teams. One team is assigned to knock down the bowling pins and the other team is assigned the job of picking them back up....
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Best Practices

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students create displays throughout the year to generate interest in upcoming events. They develop a plan to increase awareness of a variety of physical fitness programs. Students create flyers about local activities and share the...
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Fitness Walking Class

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Fitness Walking Class unit is well-organized, and you could use the skeleton of this unit to organize your own Fitness Walking Class. Use pedometers to keep track of steps, write in journals, and get other people to walk with you....
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Fit For Life Presentations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to compare and contrast the diet, nutrition and fitness of a major language group and the United States. As a class, they are introduced to the vocabulary in the language related to health and fitness and share...
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Fitness Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a year-long physical fitness challenge. They record their weekly physical activities which occur outside of the normal school day. To be included the activity must be 30 minutes or more in duration, must raise...
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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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Circle Soccer

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work as a team to play a circle soccer game. In this physical fitness activity, 3rd graders get into small groups and pass, toss and kick a soccer ball within their circle. Students do these skills in different orders,...
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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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FitFun Game Guide

For Teachers K - 5th
Bring a great packet of indoor and outdoor games to your elementary fitness class. The activities are sure to get children moving and develop an appreciation for being active, and are designed to promote active habits and a healthy way...
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The Number Game

For Students K - 6th
With the entire class spread around the playing area, set a timer and have kids run, skip, hop, or jump around the area. When the timer stops, yell out a number. The students must form a group of that number, and whomever doesn't have a...
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Train at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Keep your mind and body fit with a fun activity about the five food groups. After going over the functions of fruit, vegetables, grains, meats and beans, and dairy, as well as oils and fats, learners participate in a bean bag toss to...
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PE Word Wall

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Increase your middle schoolers' physical education vocabulary and knowledge of the rules of different sports by posting on the word wall. You will have to do all the work and remember to laminate things, so you only have to do it once. A...
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Muscles and Bones in Space

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Being an astronaut takes not only high mental acuity, but also a high level of physical fitness, especially for those who spend a long amount of time away from Earth, such as the astronauts serving on the International Space Station....
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Food Group Fitness Relay

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners, put in teams, line up behind one of numbered cones. Player #1 in each group does designated locomotor skill, hop, skip, gallop, slide, etc., to center circle and selects a food card, then brings card back and places it under...
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Yoga Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Get in touch with your chakra with a thorough set of lessons on teaching yoga. Complete with tips, adjustments, examples, and procedures, each lesson encourages learners to trust their bodies and build both emotional and physical strength.
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Aerobic Frisbee Golf

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils work cooperatively as a team and accurately throw a Frisbee. In addition, students explore fitness components and different systems of the human body.
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Marathon Trick or Treating

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners use fitness skills to solve basic math problems.
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Pedometer Challenge Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars participate in a pedometer challenge as part of their ongoing physical education program. They use the pedometers to measure the number of steps they take over a given amount of time. They are encouraged to set...
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Fit For Life

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in a daily school-wide fitness program which takes place every morning following morning announcements. They complete a warm-up, a cardiovascular workout, a strength and endurance workout and finally, a cool down.
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Get a Move On!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Get moving with lesson and activity ideas to encourage and motivate students today!
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Stations

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students participate in a variety of physical activities working in small groups. They build teamwork as well as improve their athletic skills. They work cooperatively playing soccer, badmitton, frisbee, bean bag bowling and other games.
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Energy Balance: Energy in And Energy Out

For Students 5th - 6th
In this health worksheet, students figure out how much exercise a person would need to do to balance out the total calories in each of 6 food combinations. Students are told to choose from the physical energy charts, but these are not...
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The White Witch vs. Aslan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play a game for fitness, skills and exercise. They practice chasing and fleeing, dodging skills, running and freezing in place to the score of The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Partner Mile Run/Heart Rate Calculation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students improve fitness, calculating target heart rates, and prepare for the mile run physical fitness test.
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PTO Meeting/Gym Show

For Teachers K - 1st
A great idea to showcase the elementary school PE programs! A demonstration in front of the PTO and a way to get parents to come to the meeting because their child is performing. Highlight what your school is doing to promote healthy...
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Nutrition Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners review the number of servings of each section of the food pyramid appropriate to eat per day.They work in small groups to place food in the correct locations on the food pyramid. They complete the process to music.
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Physical Education: Tag - You're Wet!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars play a version of water tag under close adult supervision. In waist high water, several students are "it" and the remaining class members have to get to the other side of the pool without being tagged. The first student...
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Math + Fitness = FUN

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play a game wherein they role 2 dice and calculate either the sum, difference or product of the numbers and the answer is the number of exercises they do. They change stations to do different exercises or skills.
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Fitness & Math Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students learn math concepts while participating in various fitness tasks including pogo sticks, jumproping, pickleball, football throw. juggling, etc....
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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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Training Within an Activity

For Teachers 6th - 10th
What better way to improve physical fitness and technique than by actually playing the sport? Discuss the advantages of training within an activity, and review examples of techniques and aspects of fitness that can be practiced through...
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Jump Jump Fit

For Students 5th - 8th
Looking for cardio fitness to do with the class? Promote a little competition and positive cardio fitness. While one partner is jumping rope, the other partner is jumping from lily pad to lily pad, both keeping track of the number if...
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Clouds

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Get your little readers moving with a fun lesson plan about Eric Carle's Little Cloud. After reading the book together, they engage in a series of locomotor and manipulative activities to illustrate how different elements of the story...
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Competition Island

For Students 5th - 8th
In this fitness activity, students design a reality TV show where contestants compete in physical activity that includes aerobic exercise, strength training, and flexibility training. Students complete 3 short answer questions.
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The Musculoskeletal System The Muscoskeleton System

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars research the Internet on physical fitness and sports.  In this physical fitness report lesson students write a report on an athlete of their choice.
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The "Heart" of the Problem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore mathematical operations while studying nutrition. In this physical fitness lesson, students explore calories, pulse rate, and the circulatory system. Students use mathematical data to create a healthy physical fitness...
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Scrabble Laps

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students integrate physical fitness with spelling of core vocabulary words used in science and social studies. They walk, skip, gallop or jog around a track and for each lap they perform, they are given a letter by the teacher. The...
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Change the Beat

For Teachers K
Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an...
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Fitness Lab

For Teachers K - 5th
Students complete several physical fitness stations. Students identify which activities increased their heart rates from a resting level. Stations include jumping jacks, sit-ups, running in place, stretching, and body fat measurements.
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Frisbee Golf - Lesson 6

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Lesson 6 of a Frisbee golf unit could be a good addition to your physical fitness class. There are some helpful links at the bottom of the page, including a link to the whole lesson plan! It's worth checking out and looking at the whole...
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Target Heart Rate

For Students 7th - 10th
This accompanies a lesson on how various activities affect heart rate. Young learners identify resting heart rate and target heart rate. They do some physical activities to measure their heart rates for each of those activities. They...
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Eat-And-Move-O-Matic

For Students 6th - 12th
Slot-machine-style scrolling columns display Eat choices (a food item, snack, or a full meal) and Move choices (various popular physical activities). Make a food selection and find out how much time you will need to spend participating...
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Haunted House Challenge Fitness Stations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars rotate through ten physical fitness stations. They perform various stretching and strengthening activities for three minutes at a time.
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Fitness Math

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students participate in physical fitness activities. They role a dice and perform the activity associated with the dice number. Activities include push ups, toe touches, curl ups, jump rope, jumping jacks, sit-ups, and shooting a...
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10-20-30 Second Club

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in running exercises to accumulate points for their running team. They earn ten, twenty, or thirty points for improving their running time, then line up with their team to add up their team's total running fitness...
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Fourth of July Fitness Fun

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students increase the heart rate and improve fitness by moving for an extended length of time. They go to three work stations: 1) Jump into July, 2) Firecrackers, and 3) Flag building.
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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 plan, 1st graders complete various exercise activities to test out their physical skills.
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit - Lesson 20

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“A primary reason for communication is to reach UNDERSTANDING — not necessarily AGREEMENT.” Black Tiger Academy’s final martial arts lesson of 20 is bringing it all together to review what has been learned in the previous 19 lessons....
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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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Throwing- Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Teach your young players the basic fundamentals of throwing overhand. Fundamental skills like these can be applied to throwing a baseball, softball, or football Show them proper foot position, weight distribution, and arm position....
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Pokemon Are Smart and Healthy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students play a dodge-ball type game (with bean bags) as they perform a number of mental math and physical challenges.
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Eggs for Fitness

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students actively participate in a fitness-enhancing activity.
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Meet Greg's Challenge: Shake It And Shape Up

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students organize personal fitness data in tables, graphs, and charts while participating in a physical fitness program. They explain their findings on the impact of regular exercise on their health.
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Excuses, Excuses - Stay Physically Fit

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Pupils explore reasons to stay physically fit. They participate in activities that address excuses people use for not being active. Students discuss benefits of exercise. Pupils write personal goals for physical fitness and share them...
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Wellness Day

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Plan a wellness day! Invite speakers from community resources to come and present and participate in a wellness day. Reinforce how important it is to take care of the whole body and how the choices they make now can make a difference...
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Jumping for Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
What are some of the many different ways a can person jump? People can jump from a standing position, they can jump from a running start, they can hop, skip, and leap. Take a look at the teaching cues and activities that explain to your...
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Throwing- Advanced

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Show you young players how to get their momentum going to be able to throw a ball for distance. Think about delivery and angle of release of the ball. Build upon the two previous throwing lessons and teach your young players a little...
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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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Mystery Puzzle Race

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work on fitness in stations where they are assigned specific tasks (ex. jumping jacks) that must be performed as a group before moving on to the next station.
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Cardiovascular Fitness

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore cardiovascular fitness. In this fitness lesson, 6th graders discuss the parts of the cardiovascular lesson and are shown videos of cardiovascular exercises. Additionally, students brainstorm various exercises and...
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All About Me: Measuring Height and Weight

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students take personal fitness inventories. In this personal health lesson, students take measurements of their heights and weights. Students record the data, calculate their BMI, and then chart their physical activity.
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Warm-Up Exercise with Hula Hoop

For Teachers 1st - 8th
To improve mobility, social skill development, and the concept of position, learners with physical disabilities work together to raise and lower a hula hoop over their heads. The activity is short and intended to be used as a warm-up.
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 1

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Build unity in the dojo or the gym with an activity that not only teaches the importance of stretching and flexibility but also offers class members an opportunity to get to know one another. After warming up and engaging in a Medicine...
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 8

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up."—Jesse Jackson. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson eight of 20 has a teambuilding activity in which the class has to work together to solve a problem. After this...