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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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The Health Triangle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What else does physical health include besides exercise and nutrition? How can I support my mental health? Does social health just refer to relationships with friends? How are all of these questions vital to the body's overall efficiency...
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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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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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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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Here's To Your Healthy Heart!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the primary controllable and uncontrollable factors that put one at greater risk for developing heart disease. Through discussion, research, physical tests, and questionnaires they determine whether or not they...
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Allowing Students to Explore Simple Physics and Marketing in English Class

For Teachers 9th Standards
Scientific method, linear measurements, friction, inertia. Imagine learning scientific vocabulary in an ELA class. Before researching and developing a presentation about simple machines, class members build a common, but decidedly...
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Health Triangle Self Assessment

For Students 7th - 12th
Measure health as a triangle, with each side representing different aspects of health: physical, emotional/mental, and social. High schoolers complete a self-assessment of their health in all three areas before scoring their progress and...
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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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Health Insurance

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discover the difference between PPO and HMO with a lesson on health insurance. Slides contain basic information about why one would want health insurance and the types available. Tip: Tie in the need for health insurance to a lesson on...
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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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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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Children's Health on the Decline

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Demonstrate the importance of children's health with this cross-curricular instructional activity, which includes elements from health and science as well as expository writing. Middle schoolers develop realistic and obtainable one week...
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Health Concerns Lecture

For Teachers 6th - 10th
This lesson plan on health concerns includes a ton of information. There is a PowerPoint presentation that walks through the entire lesson plan. If you want a quick introduction to these topics then run through this slide presentation...
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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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Health

For Students 6th - 12th
Are your English language learners feeling unwell? Provide them with the tools to express how they are feeling and to talk about health in general. Included here are discussion activities, vocabulary, listening activities, grammar...
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Physical and Chemical Change of Six White Substances

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate chemical and physical changes in reactions. For this chemical and physical change lesson plan, students mix 6 different white substances with water, vinegar and iodine. They make hypotheses about each substance and...
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Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
To begin the second year of a health and wellness course, class members review the aspects of social, physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual health investigated the previous year. After completing the provided self-assessment...
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My Life—My Mental Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Between peer pressure, an onslaught of hormones, and brand new responsibilities, the teenage years can be emotionally volatile. Equip young adults with coping mechanisms and a safe place to discuss their feelings with a guided lesson...
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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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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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Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 8th
Health is more than measuring your blood pressure and eating nutritious foods. Eighth graders discuss the factors that play into an individual's health, including spirituality, social life and friendships, emotional stability, cognitive...
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J'ai mal à la tête! (I have a headache!) -- Health Expressions in French

For Teachers K - 4th
Oh, no! Everyone is getting sick! Young French speakers use French expressions regarding physical health, some of which are idioms. With the use of health expressions provided in the lesson plan, pairs work together to write stories that...
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Nutrition and Physical Activity

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Emerging nutritionists explore what it means to be healthy. In the beginning of the unit, your class will examine the five food groups and learn how food gets from the farm to our plates. This leads into the investigation of the...
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What is Health?

For Students 6th - 12th
Many indicators of health are beyond a teenager's control, but there are many changes they can make in their daily life that can improve their health. Middle schoolers think about their physical, social, and mental health status before...
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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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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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Healthy Heart Night

For Teachers K - 5th
The idea of having a Healthy Heart Night at your school is a fabulous thought. Here are a few ideas that detail was done at one elementary school. It would take a lot of organizing to make it happen, but seems well worth the effort. This...
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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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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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Set Your Mind, Set Your Goals

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Becoming a woman can be overwhelming for girls. An educational resource assists female learners in setting goals for their reproductive choices, physical health, and emotional and mental well-being.
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Treasure of Health and Happiness: chapter 10

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this Treasure of Health and Happiness worksheet, students read chapter 10 of Treasure of Health and Happiness and then write about the physical activity in this chapter. Students also draw a picture of it.
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Health Indicators in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use online tools and resources to examine data concerning key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect it. Your class will examine efforts to preserve and restore the bay's health.
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What Is Health?

For Students 6th - 8th
In this health worksheet, students read a text that explains that good health is more that the absence of illness. Students answer 3 essay questions. The second text and worksheet on changes during puberty has 8 matching questions and is...
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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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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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The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
It's well known that people should get eight hours of sleep each night, but exactly why is that? Follow along with this short video as it investigates the crucial role sleep plays not only in peoples' physical health, but their memory...
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Health: Overweight Youth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the primary causes for the increase in overweight youth and discover its impact on the health care system. After watching segments from the Bill Moyers Now program, your learners develop campaigns to implement in school that...
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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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Walking on the Path to Better Health

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Walk your way to health with this great resource! Walking is a valuable physical activity that can be done frequently and with ease by learners of all ages. "Warm up" by reviewing the benefits of physical activity with your class and...
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My Life—My Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Teenagers are not too young to incorporate healthy habits into their lives! A detailed lesson plan helps them set goals for nutritional meals, quality sleep, and scheduled physical activity.
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Physical Education: Mission Possible

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students participate in a physical education activity, Mission Possible, where they attempt to steal a jug of jewels. They must successfully overcome five challenge areas to complete the activity. Students develop cooperative...
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Social: Emotions, Health, and People

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Picture cards can be a fantastic tool that learners can utilize to communicate their emotions and needs. This set of cards illustrates not only basic emotions, such as happiness, fear, or anger, but also certain illnesses a person might...
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Get More Sleep

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Help learners identify habits that interfere with sleep and to understand the importance of adequate rest and its impact on not only physical health, but also emotional wellbeing.
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Foundations of Wellness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
You may be physically healthy, but what about mentally and emotionally? How is your social health? Kindergartners and first and second graders learn about the importance of maintaining their health in all aspects of their lives with a...
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Fabulous Felines- Lesson 2- Your Cat's Health

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore cats.  For this pet care lesson, students participate in a discussion with a local veterinarian about proper health care for cats. Students name reasons it is important to protect against pet overpopulation.  Students...
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Eating for Health

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine their family's eating habits. In this adult health lesson plan, students discuss changes they plan to make in their family. They observe how hopscotch is played and try to do this at home.
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Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Don't fret next time a rainy day schedule is announced! Implement any of six physical activities designed for indoor P.E. Pupils walk, crawl, hop, tiptoe, march, dance, or skip their way through lively and developmentally...
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Health Wise Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a quick assessment that you can use for your next lesson on the physical benefits of daily exercise. 
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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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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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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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Careers in Health

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Middle schoolers will identify several professions in the healthcare field along with the characteristics of effective healthcare providers. They will also consider if any of the occupations covered in class are appropriate career paths....
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The Bubonic Plague and Health

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The Bubonic Plague is a fascinating study. Your class will discover the causes and effects of the plague and how it was spread. Additionally, they will learn how the spread of the plague helped people understand the importance of good...
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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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Good Food, Good Health

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate how food provides energy for the human body. In this physical health activity, students access online resources to identify how certain foods can affect their health. Students discuss how many servings of each food...
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Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The first lesson of the unit introduces class members to the social, physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual constituent elements of health and the need for balance among these elements. Class members used the provided assessment...
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Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health Impairments Instructional Support Planning Process

For Teachers K - 12th
Perfect for review at an IEP meeting, this template walks the user through assessing and assigning modifications for a learner's physical disability. Strengths and needs are determined across five domains: physical functioning,...
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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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Physical Activity, Environment and Policy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In the year 2000, inactivity cost the US approximately $76.6 billion. Physical inactivity is increasing and so are the costs associated with it. Take a look at these statistics and facilitate some discussion in your health class.
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Health (General Wellness)

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore their personal health by completing a worksheet.  In this healthy living lesson, 7th graders examine the health triangle and research ways to prevent at risk behavior.  Students complete a health survey based on...
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My Life—My Reproductive Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Keep learners informed about their options and rights when it comes to their sexuality. An in-depth lesson plan guides teenagers through a discussion on sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and emotional consequences to having...
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Comparing Physical Activity Choices

For Teachers 4th - 7th
A physical activity log will help your elementary students keep track of their activities. Your class will calculate the average number of physicaly active minutes per day. They compare with other students and then estimate the relative...
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Keeping a Physical Activity Log

For Teachers 4th - 7th
This study asks students to keep a log at home of their daily physical activities for at least one or two weeks. They bring their logs back to class. They compare the activities and discuss different levels of intensity.
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Workshop: Health Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct Internet research in order to better understand the concepts of sustainable health design. In this design and architecture lesson, students gather data and creat a materials kit that responds to the challenges of...
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The Wellness Triangle

For Students 6th - 9th
Health is not simply the absence of disease or a one-dimensional notion, but is really a combination of physical, emotional, and social components. Discover the wellness triangle, which not only includes signs of health and ways to...
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Run for your Health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers, 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...
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Crab Soccer and the Navigator

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A typical physical education crab soccer game just for the fun of it. Included are several ideas for accomodations and modifications.
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Three Elements of Health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify and discuss three important elements of health: physical, social, and mental health. They go into detail about each and spend a lot of time discussing the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating a...
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Preserving Health Through Biological Diversity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and explore the benefits of biodiversity, particularly as it relates to human health. They write an essay in which they explain the possible effect of human activities on the emergence of new diseases.
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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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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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My Life My Plan

For Students 6th - 8th
Being a teenager is harder today than it's ever been. Guide high schoolers through the last few years before adulthood with a resource that encourages them to reflect on their lives and passions, and to make a healthy plan going forward.
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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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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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Your Energy Balance Goal!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This is the culminating activity for a unit on energy balance for 3rd-5th graders created by Together Counts. Young learners make a plan to balance their energy in and their energy out for one month. They use the SMART steps in creating...
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Digging for Humanity's Origins

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"Is this a good evolutionary adaptation, or is it going to lead us to being the shortest lived hominid species on planet earth?" Listen as Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey discusses our evolution from common ancestry and her work in...
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How Can I Take Care of My Health?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Life is all about choices, and a healthy life tends to involve a lot of healthy choices. Guide teenagers toward a life full of nutritious food, regular exercise, and responsible decisions with a series of lessons on healthy habits for...
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Puberty/Adolescence, Day 1: Overview

For Teachers 9th - 10th
What a simple way to have a health class learn about puberty! Worksheet 1 has a list of statements about puberty, and the class puts checkmarks in the boxes that they think applies to boys and/or to girls. Sure to promote lively...
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Emotional Health Awareness

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine their emotional health. In this health instructional activity, students discover the differences between physical, mental, and emotional health. Students consider how to maintain balance in their own lives.
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Essay: The Importance of Physical Education

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Originally designed for a physical education classroom, this lesson plan asks learners to argue for their school to keep their PE class during budget cuts. Whether your school is facing this challenge or not, it does pose a great...
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Let's Get Physical

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Explore the benefits of physical activity and how it will affect your students' health. Students track their physical activities for one week and then compare their results.  Collaboration with a math teacher woould be useful as it would...
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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 Enhancement

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders play physical movement games to enhance their health and research Indian cultures. In this movement lesson plan, 7th graders research Indian movements and use them in physical activity.
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Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Inactivity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
This PowerPoint is merely a compilation of statistics regarding physical activity and physical inactivity. The information could be used to facilitate discussion in a health class around correlations between activity, inactivity, heart...
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Physical Activity Can Reduce Your Stress

For Teachers 4th
Identify sources of stress in your students' everyday lives. They are introduced to ways in which they can relieve stress and consider the value of physical activity in overall health.
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Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This is a very valuable lesson for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical...
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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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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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Don't Mess with Mercury (Lesson B)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
At one point, people thought mercury was therapeutic for humans, but now we know it is highly toxic. The second of three activities covering mercury focuses on its health hazards if humans are exposed. Pairs research and answer questions...
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Don't Mess with Mercury (Lesson C)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The health effects of mercury exposure if the focus of the first of three activities about the properties of metals. Pairs research mercury to write, prepare, and share posters, articles, or PSAs with the class. 
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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How does what you eat compare to an NFL football player? The final video in a 10-part series explains the nutrition requirements at the extreme level of an NFL player. The instructor explains the key nutrients and their nutritional...
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Managing Change

For Teachers 10th Standards
Learning to embrace the opportunities and challenges change presents is the focus of the exercises and activities in this fifth session of a 10-lesson course on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual (SPECS) health. The...
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Aerobic/Anaerobic Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Both aerobic and anerobic respiration are introduced in this succinct PowerPoint. The chemical equations for both are included. The last slides give instructions for a lab activity in which pupils use a gas sensor to measure the...
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Environmental Awareness — Think Global, Act Local

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the different hazardous wastes and the dangers they post to the environment. In this physical science lesson, students brainstorm ways to dispose them properly. They create a short story, song or poem to conclude the...
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Analyzing Health

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders analyze their health. For this analysis lesson plan, 3rd graders rate their health on a 1-10 scale. They then tally the scores from the class and create a data chart. Then they answer true and false questions based on...
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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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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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Making Logic Out of Madness

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders organize and interpret data from a student health program.  In this physical education lesson, 10th graders use a body composition analyzer over 8 weeks to determine the validity of a student health program.  Data obtained...
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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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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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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 lesson, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and perform a random...
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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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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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Personal Wellness Inventory

For Students 9th - 12th
How healthy are you really? High schoolers assess the aspects of physical, mental, and social health in their lives before applying them to various templates and discerning the unhealthy habits that they can work on changing.
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I Spy

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the mental, physical, and social dimensions of their health. They discuss and list examples of each component of health on a worksheet, and list ways that they give attention to each aspect of their health on a...
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Physics: Motion and Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read media and identify examples of science technology and society. In this physics instructional activity, students learn about acceleration and velocity. Students estimate how many people would have come in contact with a...
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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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How To: Drive with a Physical Disability

For Students 9th - 12th
If you have learners who are interested in adapted driving or wanting more information on the type of accommodations they will need, this is definitely a great place to start. Mary Allison discusses different types of hand controls, tips...
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Health Puzzle

For Students 4th - 8th
In this health worksheet, students identify and locate words related to health lifestyles. There are 39 words located in the puzzle.
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Coral and Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using cabbage juice as a pH indicator, future scientists explore the effect of increasing carbon dioxide on the pH of the ocean and relate it to the health of coral reefs. Ideal for an earth or environmental sciences course, this lesson...
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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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Teaching Fundamental Movement

For Teachers K - 6th
Students perform fundamental movement activities for flexibility and motor skills. For this movement lesson plan, students perform physical activity for all grade levels.
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Just Examine It

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine advertising slogans that promote poor health behaviors before discussing their implications. They design a positive health message which they turn into an advertisement to role play in the class.
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Industrialization, Chemicals and Human Health - Math

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the units of the metric system, and practice estimating measures before actually converting between the two systems of measurement. They participate in activities to visualize a concentration of one part per million....
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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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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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Eating and Exercise

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
An interactive simulation allows learners to determine their health through the examination of diet and exercise. Scholars choose specific foods and certain types of exercise and see how these choices affect their weight and percent of...
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Reclaiming Rivers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Robert Hass's article "Rivers and Stories" underscores the importance of rivers in the development of civilization and the importance of reclaiming supposedly dead rivers and implementing policies that protect river health. Groups...
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How Does the Density of a Liquid Affect the Buoyancy of an Object?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Here's a lesson plan that will really float your boat! Introduce physical science scholars to the relationship between buoyancy and density through an assortment of individual and collaborative exercises. Lab groups work together to...
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Managing Influences and Making Decisions

For Teachers 10th Standards
Internal and external factors influence behavior and decision making. The third session in a 10-lesson series focusing on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual (SPECS) health explores the impact of these factors and...
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Morals, Values, and Beliefs

For Teachers 10th Standards
What is integrity? What are the barriers that could keep a person from acting with integrity? How might these barriers be overcome? Class members tackle these questions as part of a course on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and...
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Lead and Mercury: Comparing Two Environmental Evils

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers in chemistry or health courses look at the material safety data sheet (MSDS) and periodic table of elements to gather information about mercury and lead, two toxic materials that have been found in food products. They read...
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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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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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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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Croquet Health Review

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students study health facts while playing a game of croquet. In this croquet activity, students record the answers to health questions on a clipboard as they shoot their ball through the wicket. An example of a health question is "How...
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Money and health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers write a proposal with an appropriate budget to establish a health day at school. They design this day to educate and promote good health. They educate other students about health care, inform high schoolers of health...
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Health Grade 5

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders understand conflict and how to solve them. For this lesson about conflict resolution, 5th graders explore different factors that cause conflict. Students are put into groups and develop a list of examples for a specific...
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Health and Disease

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research about a specific diet related disorder. In this health instructional activity, 7th graders create a meal plan for an individual. They develop a brochure containing information and dietary tips about the disorder.
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Crack the Secret Code-- Health Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this health worksheet, students learn about proper diet and exercise by reading the cartoons and deciphering a secret code about health.
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System - Healthy Heart

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Simple images of common activities are arrayed for primary learners to evaluate. For each, they determine whether or not the activity will increase one's heart rate. They draw a circle around those that do, a box around those that don't,...
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Puberty

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners discuss the emotional and physical changes that happen to girls and boys during puberty and the time line for each. In this puberty lesson plan, students also write anonymous questions.
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The Abc's of Healthy Eating

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars examine healthy eating as it relates to physical and mental health. In this the abc's of healthy eating lesson, students discuss the effects of unhealthy eating habits. Young scholars examine the My Pyramid Food Guidance...
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BENEFITS OF EXERCISE

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explain the importance or benefits of exercising, determine various activities they can participate in for each of the physical benefits, compile information, develop a presentation, and complete the Well-Being Survey.
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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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Health Physics: The Effects of Radiation on Living Things

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A mix of scientific details and background information about the well-known sites of radiation attacks or accidents. This topic may open up details that you may consider as sensitive, and could be upsetting to some pupils. This is a...
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Heart Rate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students move through a variety of locomotor skills at different paces to see how they affect their heart rate. In this health, human body, and physical activity lesson plan, students measure their heart rate and discuss health. A...
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Resolving Conflicts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice conflict resolution skills. For this personal health lesson, students share incidents of verbal harassment, exclusion, gossip, and unwanted physical contact. Students discuss how to handle the situations and role play...
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Big Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the power of peer pressure. For this making decisions lesson, students watch "Big Decisions," and discuss the impact peers may have on one's health, choice, and risk-taking. Students role play scenarios that require...
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Public and Private

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students list places that are considered private and public. In this health science lesson, students discuss behavior appropriate for each setting. They complete the assigned checklist.
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Hopi Running

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify why the Hopi tribe practiced running as it relates to health, delivering messages, defeating other tribes, and for ceremonial events. For this social studies lesson, students use maps to identify latitude and longitude...
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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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How Does an Unhealthy Diet Influence our Health and Well-Being?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You are what you eat, or so they say! After surveying family and friends on a week of eating habits, learners analyze the data for patterns. They compare different variables such as fats and cost, fats and calories, or fats and LDLs. 
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Physical Education Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Get active by dribbling a ball. Begin with a game of banana bunch and high five beanbag grab. Then, practice dribbling a ball, and identifying the part of the hand with which your active learners dribble. Finally, conclude with a game of...
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The Lowdown — Life Expectancy: Finding Ratio Relationships

For Teachers 6th Standards
Your health might very well be affected by where you live. Scholars investigate life expectancy, obesity, hypertension, and physical activity rates using one installment of the Math at the Core MS: ratios series. They work in an...
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Then and Now. Public Health from 1900 to Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze public health issues. In this public health lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the health concerns and diseases of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students also  interview medical practitioners...
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Physical Differences

For Teachers K
Students role play what it would be like to have a physical disability. In this lesson on acceptance, students listen to the book A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan. As a class, the students discuss similarities and differences in...
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What Is Color?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If your electromagnetic spectrum lesson plan has you feeling a little blue, here's a resource that will have you tickled pink! A video from a vast physics playlist describes color from its humble beginnings as a wavelength to its...
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Health Enhancement Traditional Games

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in Tribal games. In this tribal nations lesson, 4th graders play games that help improve on the physical skills for survival, invention, and problem solving. They discuss what is needed for survival and how...
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Health: Safety Day

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover what safety organizations are located in their communities. During Physical Education classes, they examine safety equipment on exhibit from various organizations. Upon completion of the program, students write a...
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Personal Health Series-Energy Balance

For Students 7th - 8th
In this energy balance learning exercise, students answer 10 questions about energy, calories, metabolism and basal metabolic rate. They answer questions about physical activity and how it affects the number of calories needed in a day.
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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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What Did You Say? How Hearing Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After listening to your lecture while wearing earplugs, give high schoolers a pop quiz. Have them remove earplugs, grade the quizzes, and then discuss how different life would be with limited hearing ability.  Pupils review how waves...
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The Circulatory System - Part II

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize that the heart muscle requires food. Students observe a Venn Diagram to identify foods that are good for them. Students provide one ingredient to make healthy heart soup.
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Health Fair

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners identify and research the aspects of a healthy lifestyle and create a Health Fair with the information. In this healthy living lesson, students research a topic about healthy living. Learners then create a health fair using...
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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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Food and Your Body -- How to Maintain a Healthy Diet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the different food groups on the food pyramid. In groups, they discover the proper amount to eat from each food group and how to prepare healthy meals. They keep a food journal and calculate the amount of calories they...
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How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump (Using a Wheelchair): Part Three

For Students 3rd - 12th
Students with physical limitations who require wheelchairs can use this video to learn how to maneuver up and down an escalator, jump the chair laterally to get in and out of tight situations, and ask for help.
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Calorie Counting

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students calculate the calories in the food they eat. In this health science lesson, students record everything they eat and drink for a day. They identify the total calories they use daily using the activity chart provided.
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Are there benefits to being physically active? Yes! There are both short-term and long-term benefits! Being physically active doesn't just have strengthen you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Learners find out how to...
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Salt, To Use or Not To Use

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop a deeper understanding of chemical and physical changes. They explain how salt is made, used, and the affects it has on the body. They explain that salt in moderation is important to our health.
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How to Shoot a Basketball

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Is it time to start your basketball unit in your physical education class? Introduce it with this video on how to shoot a basketball. Photos of NBA players and step-by-step instructions are provided.
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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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Put Me in Order

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Sorting fractions, integers, decimals and square roots into sequential order is an active process when you use a gym as your setting. After your class is divided into two groups and provided with number cards, they compete to see who can...
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Puberty

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Introduce the topic of puberty. This presentation breaks it down into bite-sized pieces: physical changes, mental changes, emotional changes, and social changes. There is some basic information in each section, which hopefully opens it...
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A Slippery Slimy Substance

For Students 9th - 12th
Get messy with a little slimy science! A series of experiments analyze the properties of slime. Learners also apply the definition of solid and liquid to the characteristics of their slime.
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Gridiron Rescue: One Health Football Technology Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Helmets not included! Scholars brainstorm adjustments and sensors to football helmets in an engineering design project to help prevent injuries, such as concussions and spinal injuries.
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Puberty/Adolescence, Day 2: "Who AM I? Where Am I Going?"

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A great unit! There is a lot of content that is personal so make sure you have created a safe zone in your classroom before doing this lesson. It will have much more meaning if your learners share their life with others in the class....
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Your Amazing Body

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Why is it important to keep your body healthy? Watch this video and learn how! It focuses on exercise, muscles, bones, and proper nutrients. This is a great video to watch before your next physical education activity.
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Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE lesson for throwing and batting? Here's a lesson based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball.  The rules are included in the lesson plan and they...
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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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Taking Care of You

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students 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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Health and Disease

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze their school's menu. In this health lesson plan, 7th graders organize the food according to their food pyramid alignment. They design a balanced healthy alternative menu.
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Cooking Light

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students study the food pyramid. In this adult health lesson, students discover ways to change their cooking habits to lessen fat content. Given different recipes, they brainstorm ways to change some of its fatty ingredients to make it...
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Breathing and Exercise

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students observe and record how breathing changes with physical activities.  In this physical activity lesson students form groups and complete their activity and worksheets.
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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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Eating to Win

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine human health by completing a sports nutrition worksheet. In this eating habits activity, students discuss the importance of a balanced diet and proper feeding times when competing in physical activities. Learners...
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Understanding Depression

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars examine depression. In this personal health lesson, students identify characteristics of depression and discuss ways that they can support those who feel helpless.
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Comparing the Health and Lifestyles of 13 Year-olds Around the World.

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine international data and statistics to evaluate the health and trends of 13 year old students around the world.
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Assessing Health Habits

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discuss what are the characteristics of a personal with good health. They read an article about influences on health and discuss and perform a self assessment to gauge their personal health. They then go to the gym and...
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The Three Dimensions: Health, Wealth, and Wisdom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine seven lifestyle factors. In this personal health activity, students will examine healthy lifestyles and create a personal health, wealth, and wisdom calendar.
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Heart 2: Changing Lifestyles and Heart Health

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars examine and evaluate changes in diet and lifestyle from prehistoric to modern times and how these differences have spurred the development (and better treatment) of heart disease.
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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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Healthy Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students play a game to increase physical activity. In this exercise instructional activity, students identify benefits to a healthy lifestyle and learn a fast-paced game to promote blood flow. Students perform activities found on...
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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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I Can Balance. You Can Balance.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
It's disturbing to think that one third of children born after the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes and perhaps be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents! Too many youngsters are not eating properly and are not...
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Math, Calories and You

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discover the connection between calories and weight. Pupils multiply their body weight times calorie estimates for various physical activities to calculate calories burned per minute and per hour. Worksheets a well as website links are...
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Puberty Changes- Lesson 1

For Teachers 4th
It may take a few clicks to find this instructional activity on the Alberta Health Services website, but it's well worth it. This is Lesson 1 in a series of six lessons. After setting up the ground rules, discuss puberty and the changes...
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HEALTH & SOCIAL SCIENCE

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students create a three part poster entitled, "Learning Disabilities". The first two parts are two paragraph reports on any two of the learning disabilities featured in the discussion. The final part of the poster is a two paragraph essay.
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Health and P.E.

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine activities that are the least active after school. They brainstorm advances that limit physical activity, such as dishwashers, elevators, and automobiles. Students examine ways to exercise as part of their daily routines.
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Shinny - Lead up Games for Chippewa and Crow

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders play the tribal games Chippewa and Crow and discuss how physical activity provides social benefits. In this physical activities lesson plan, 6th graders discuss how working together helped Native tribes accomplish goals and...
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Amount Of Physical Activity In Physical Education

For Teachers Higher Ed
Teachers/Administrators analyze a seven-phase plan implemented to engage students in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Those phases include preclass activity, fitness lecture, skill development, integration game activity, and...
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Health Careers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research different careers in the health field, and identify the characteristics of effective providers of health care.
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Health Wheel of Fortune

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a health vocabulary guessing game.
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Health Jeopardy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students test their knowledge on a previously taught health chapter. A jeopardy board is drawn on the chalk or dry erase board. Each column on the board can represent a topic from the health chapter being reviewed.
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Your Dog's Health

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students investigate pet health. In this dog care lesson, students develop knowledge on how to care for a dog. Students discuss what is needed to keep a dog happy and healthy. Students label pictures of of a dog's visit to the vet.

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