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21 reviewed resources for abdominal muscles

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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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Flexibility Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 8th
Biceps, triceps, latissimus dorsi, Pectorals, quadriceps, hamstrings, and abdominals. Young athletes rotate through a series of stations, read information and answer questions about muscle fibers, and practice stretching those muscles to...
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Muscle Journal

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study a muscle journal which includes a front and back picture of the following muscles: triceps, biceps, abdominal muscles, quadriceps, hamstrings. They locate biceps on themselves and on others. Next, they utilize their...
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Muscle Mania

For Teachers K - 6th
Students use word association to explain the basic muscles and movement. They stand on a Polyspot while the teacher calls out the muscle and/or key phrase and students perform the movement associated with that muscle.
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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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Sing Along with the Muscles Song

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars review the muscles of the body. They perform the functions of the muscles of the body to the tune of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
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Muscle Flexibility and Strength

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders listen to the definition of muscle strength and observe the teacher demonstrate how to do an abdominal crunch. They then do abdominal crunches for 20 seconds. They gather information about flexibility and strength and...
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Physical Education Lesson Plan - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Use the medicine ball to help young learners develop strength in the core muscle groups. The Russian twists develop oblique strength, push-ups develop triceps strength, sit-ups work on abdominal strength, and squats develop quadriceps...
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Abdominal Tag

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify two/three chasers either with a pinnie or have them carry a foam ball. On the signal the chasers try to tag the other students.
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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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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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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a P.E. game that focuses on strengthening the abdominal and leg muscles using scooters. With five students acting as the "Grinches," they guard beanbags while sitting on scooters, while the rest of the students...
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Phonation: Creating The Sounds of Singing

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Inhale, suspend, exhale, recover, repeat. The focus of the second in a series of four vocal music lessons is on learning to control the vocal cords, the air chambers, and the soft palate. AH, EH, EE, OH, OO. 
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Pass it Around

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students participate in body awareness activities by lying in a large circle and passing a ball. In this body awareness lesson, students lie in a large circle and pass a ball in multiple fashions to improve their motor skills, problem...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Learning About Opioids

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Feeling high is not the only side effect of abusing prescription opioids. Middle and high schoolers learn more about specific painkillers, including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Clonazepam, as well as their common brand names and extensive...
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Exercise Band Training

For Teachers 5th - 12th
While this is not specifically a lesson, it contains good descriptions of exercises to do with exercise bands. There are seven exercises described for working on the upper body and two for the lower body. Use this as a reference sheet to...
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Fetal Pig: Circulatory System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Step-by-step instructions for fetal pig dissection and viewing of the circulatory system is given in this exercise. Your young biologists match the names to the organs or label a diagram of the pig circulatory system. This resource is...
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Sports Injury Symptoms and Causes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research possible symptoms and causes of sports injuries. They research websites to list injuries and causes on a worksheet as they complete the template. After conducting their research, they discuss how sports injuries can be...
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Frog Dissection Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
An outline guiding high school scientists through questions to think about during a frog dissection. It includes two links to virtual frog dissections (the third link is broken), which should be accessed before the dissection, as the...
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Magic Rope Curl-ups

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners imagine that they are pulling themselves up from the floor using a magic rope.
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Connection to Language Arts-The Structure of Medical Terminology

For Students 8th - 10th
In this structure of medical terminology learning exercise, students read about Latin and Greek roots and match nine medical terms to their definitions using a table of defined prefixes, roots and suffixes.