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EngageNY

#### Stretching and Shrinking Graphs of Functions

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Why is that graph wider? Pupils learn about stretching and shrinking graphs of square root, absolute value, cubic, and quadratic functions. They study both vertical and horizontal stretches and shrinks in addition to reflections.
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Teach Engineering

#### Stop the Stretching

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Stretch your teaching repertoire with an experiment on the elongation (stretching) and failure (break) of several materials. The point of the experiment is to design a composite material for chair webbing.
Lesson Plan
Santa Cruz School District

#### 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...
Handout
US Department of Veterans Affairs

#### Sample Flexibility Plan for Beginners

For Students 6th - 12th
Boost flexibility with a set of stretches designed for beginners. Pictures and descriptions guide readers through a variety of stretches while standing, sitting, and lying on the floor.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Stretching Muscles Properly

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Tootsie rolls as a teaching aid? Absolutely. Demonstrate to young athletes the importance of warmups and stretching  with an activity that asks them to try and stretch a piece of cold taffy. Class members hold the taffy in their hands...
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Curated OER

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate transforming parabolas.  In this transforming parabolas lesson plan, they take the parent graph y=x^2 and transform it by shifting left, right, up, and down and shrinking and stretching. The class finds maximums,...
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Perkins School for the Blind

#### Rubber Band Stretch

For Teachers K - 8th
If you don't teach blind or visually impaired students, this activity may seem a bit strange. But, it helps them develop motor skills, orientation and movement skills, and listening skills, while building a better understanding of...
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Curated OER

#### Bend It! Stretch It! Squash It!

For Students K - 2nd
Some items keep their shape no matter what happens! Have your kindergarten class choose which items would stay the same if they were bent, stretched, or squashed. The last activity prompts kids to see what happens when they stretch a...
Handout
Purdue University

#### Healthy Body Image: Healthy Exercises for Every Body

For Students 9th - 12th
From three-way neck rolls to a figure-5 hurdler's stretch, this is an ultimate guide to healthy exercises. It begins with a bulleted list of general guidelines on cardiorespiratory exercise, flexibility, resistance exercises, and range...
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EngageNY

#### Four Interesting Transformations of Functions (Part 3)

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Continue the study of transformations with an examination of horizontal stretches, shrinks, and reflections. Individuals use the same process used in parts one and two of this series to examine horizontal changes. The resource also...
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Curated OER

#### Muscles

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learn all about the best way to stretch your major muscle groups. Nine of the major muscle groups found in the human body are listed along with discussion points on why exercise and stretching are so important to muscle development. Two...
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Curated OER

#### Elastic Forces

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders predict and experiment to discover the amount of force exerted by a stretched elastic band. They construct a spreadsheet and make a bar graph showing the results of their experiment.
Lesson Plan
California Department of Public Health

#### 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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Flipped Math

#### Transformations of Functions, Pt. 2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Workout with stretches and compressions. Scholars view what happens to the graph when multiplying a function by a number. Learners combine stretches and compressions with translations before practicing the newly learned skill by pausing...
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Curated OER

#### To stretch or not to stretch

For Students 5th
Hands-on is the best way to play. Learners read a graph that shows the force needed to stretch a rubber band. They do this and then participate in a simple experiment where they create coiled springs with wire. They work to determine how...
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Teach Engineering

#### Exploring the Forces of Tension

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Let the resource stretch the minds of your young scientists with a lesson plan about tensile strength and stiffness of materials. Groups consider how easily materials stretch and relate this property to engineering design.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Star Wars – a Relaxation Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Take young padawans on a journey towards ultimate relaxation with a series of Star Wars themed yoga poses. Following a mindful and imaginative story, the force is strong with stretches including the Rey's Pole, R2D2, Yoda, and more!
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Primary Resources

#### Warm Ups & Cool Downs for Children

For Teachers K - 5th
What makes an effective warm-up and cool-down activity? as well as tips for leading stretches. Find detailed activity plans, as well as tips for leading stretches, for elementary school, tag-based games (including one game called "Toilet...
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Teach Engineering

#### Preconditioning Balloons: Viscoelastic Biomedical Experiments

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What does stretching a balloon have to do with equilibrium? Groups explore preconditioning by stretching a balloon to a point of equilibrium. They then measure the amount of force required to stretch the balloon to the same point several...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Shape Stretch

For Teachers 1st
First graders play Shape Stretch to practice mathematical concepts.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Math Club Worksheet #30 - Visual Stretches

For Students 6th - 9th
In this visual math puzzle worksheet, students work in groups to find the answer to 6 math puzzles. They work with geometric shapes and symbols.
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Curated OER

#### We Can Dance!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore a variety of creative body movements and practice speaking the terms used to demonstrate the movements and shapes. The creation of a video provides an opportunity to learn the vocabulary and practice their speech.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Get Physically Active

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students discover the importance of water.  In this physical education science lesson, students consider mental and physical activities.  Students find their pulse and measure their heart rate. Students discuss the importance of water...
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Ergonome

#### Preventing Computer Injury

For Students K - 12th
Do your hands cramp up after a long day of typing? Learn the proper and ergonomic ways to type on a keyboard with a helpful "hand" book. From relaxing elbows and wrists to massaging and stretching tired hands, the strategies in the book...