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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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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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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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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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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 lesson that introduces learners to the lifelong benefits of exercise, including the ability...
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What Makes Muscles Grow?

For Students 6th - 9th
It might work for Popeye, but it takes more than spinach to make us strong. This short video illustrates how the cycle of muscle damage and repair, exercise, nutrition, and rest make us strong.
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Fitness/Strength Conditioning Mini-lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe a piece of strength conditioning equipment, what muscle (or muscles) are isolated, and how strengthening this muscle improve skill performance in the unit they are presently taking.
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Muscles for Locomotion

For Students 5th - 12th
In this muscles worksheet, students review the characteristics of the 3 types of muscles: smooth, skeletal, and cardiac. This worksheet has 7 matching and 4 short answer questions.
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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Plyometric Workout - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a look at this lower body plyometric workout using a medicine ball. There are four rounds, each with three exercises. Since there are quite a few jumping exercises, be sure to take care of those knees. Work hard, but don't overdo...
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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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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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Four Corners Locomotion

For Teachers K - 5th
A simple P.E. activity will get young athletes running, jumping, hopping, skipping, and crabwalking! These locomotor movement exercises are a great way to build up aerobic endurance. Your students will ask you to play this game again and...
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Integrating Biology-Muscles and Work

For Students 7th - 10th
In this muscle and work worksheet, students read about aerobic, anaerobic and resistance exercise. They apply what they read and answer three questions about these three types of exercise.
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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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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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Good Stress for Your Body

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Stress the importance of the different types of pressure our mind and body experience in a lesson about how certain types of stress are actually necessary and good for our bodies. As astronauts and people with injuries can attest, not...
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Move Your Muscles!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars, 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...
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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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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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Elastic Band Exercise

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders build muscle strength by using elastic bands. In this elastic band exercise lesson, 7th graders do various stretches and movements using an elastic band. Students go to different stations to do different exercises....
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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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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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Weight Training - Individual Sports 1

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Take a look at this introductory lesson on weight training. It starts off with a bit of history about the sport. Then it shows some of the equipment used in weight training: dumbbells, exercise bands, weight bench, weight belts, and...
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How Do You Choose a Physical Activity?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars 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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