Lesson Plan

Exercise: What Kinds of Activities Are Best?

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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 to improve the cardiovascular system and general strength and wellness.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Because a fair portion of the lesson is dependent on direct instruction, be sure to utilize the suggested activities to support more visual learners (i.e. students prepare a live demonstration or PowerPoint, design a crossword puzzle, etc.)
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the last lesson in a series of three designed to give pupils a thorough introduction to the anatomy and function of the heart
  • Provides excellent background information
  • All worksheets and teacher references provided (see included materials)
  • None