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Physical Activity and Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
All physical activity requires energy. The more vigorous the physical activity, the more energy required to perform the activity. Sitting around requires energy. What? Yes, there are still physical things happening in the body, like...
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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 lesson, students recognize how physical activity and good health go together.  Students participate in a survey about physical activity and...
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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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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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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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Benefits of Physical Activity

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Identify at least five benefits of physical activity and guide students to experience fun feeling healthy. Your class will participate in the Synchronized Chair Dance. Worksheet and Evaluation are included.
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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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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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Physical Activity and Energy

For Teachers K - 5th
Does smiling take as much energy as running a lap around the track? Everything the body does requires energy. The more vigorous the activity, the more energy the body requires to perform the activity. Compare different low-energy...
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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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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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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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Outdoor Physical Activity Cards

For Teachers K - 8th
Have your youngsters shuffle their own set of these printable cards to determine what activity they will perform next! From passing objects with a partner or dribbling a soccer ball to jumping jacks or tossing a bean bag, these cards...
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Physical Activity and Personal Fitness - Lesson 6

For Teachers 7th - 12th
We all want to live a long, happy, healthy life. Right? In order to achieve this, one must maintain a balance of physical fitness and good nutrition. Take a look at this lesson to see many of the components that are involved in this...
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THE IDITAROD RACE STATIONS

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars are introduced to the Alaskan Iditarod Race and then they visit ten stations/checkpoints in the gym where they perform various physical activities based on the race.
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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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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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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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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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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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Calorie Calculations through Beach Activities

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Beach activity separates babes from blobs! Your class learns about calculating the number of calories used during physical activity. A worksheet is provided in which the activity of five different people at the beach is listed for...
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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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