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Do Extracurricular Activities Interfere with Your Lesson Plans?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Participation in extracurricular activities is good for teens, but it can also derail your expertly prepared lesson plans.
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iMuscle

For Students 9th - 12th
Scientific names and the location of 95 muscles of the human body can be found on the three-dimensional animated man within this award-winning application. After identifying a muscle, delve into exercises that strengthen and stretch....
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Twidditch

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Twidditch is based on the Harry Potter made up game of Quidditch. Quidditch is played on flying broomsticks and since that seems to be an impossibility for a regular PE class, Twidditch is played on rolling scooter boards. The game, the...
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Hooke's Law, Vibrations, Mechanical Waves, and Sound

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Dangle a spring to experiment with vibration and discover if period is dependent on amplitude. Strum a guitar and adjust the strings to compare displacement and sound. Use a Slinky® and guitar strings on a ring stand to uncover the...
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Interdisciplinary Unit On Wellness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a portfolio throughout their middle school years on wellness. Students explore their awareness of the connections between health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences with particular emphasis on the areas...
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The Circulatory System--Part VI

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars outline a body on butcher paper. Students fill in the circulatory system using materials of various textures. Young scholars decorate all the parts of the circulatory system with art articles, like buttons, yarn, etc.
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Consuming Healthy Snacks

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...
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Orienteering

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...
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Basketball Dribbling Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A gold mine of basketball dribbling drills! There are an assorted variety of drills here to keep those players busy. Some involve cooperation, some competition, but all of them are about practicing dribbling.
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Fitness Walking Class

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Fitness Walking Class unit is well-organized, and you could use the skeleton of this unit to organize your own Fitness Walking Class. Use pedometers to keep track of steps, write in journals, and get other people to walk with you....
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Cardio Kickball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Fast, furious, and fun! An action packed kickball game that keeps everyone moving; that's why it's called cardio kickball. This game can be played inside a gym or outside on a field.
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Ultimate Deck Tennis

For Teachers 4th - 10th
The title is misleading because this is more of a keep away game with the ability to score points. This lesson plan has two groups playing against each other using a deck ring, but a frisbee, or a nerf football could also be used since...
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Parkour Meets Trampolining

For Students 6th - 10th
The Learning Network has created 7 questions on the posted video "Parkour Meets Trampolining". This is a really cool video and will stimulate much discussion among your class. There is a lot of room to create new questions to help pupils...
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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 students develop campaigns to implement in school that...
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Olympic Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
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Take It in Stride

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewOne step at a time, pupils practice their measurement techniques as they analyze their stride length. They design their own procedures for measuring and relate their stride measurements to the distance traveled by making calculations.
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Bike Safety: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Two activities teach tweens and teens about bike safety. After reading articles about bike safety, class members design tags with important safety reminders that can be attached to bikes. Groups then create a dance video that...
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Sports Safety: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sports safety is the focus of two activities. Scholars read an article concerning sports safety then complete a handout that challenges them to list sports injuries and ways to prevent them. After reading the second set of articles, a...
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Concussions: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Spread the word about concussions! After reading articles about concussions and sports safety, small groups create paper slide videos to educate their peers about concussions, their symptoms, long-term consequences, and how to protect...
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Screen Time: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How much screen time is too much screen time? Even before COVID, tweens were spending hours watching TV, playing video games, and connecting with their friends by smartphone and computers. Two activities from Kids Health get young...
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Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The pull to sloth can be strong in the summer. The couch and the beach beckon, but the lazy days also provide the opportunity to practice healthy habits. Two activities urge tweens to try something new. First, they research healthy items...
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Fitness: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers will get a kick out of a lesson that asks them to first design a proposal for a kickboxing routine for Kickin' Kelly's new DVD. A second activity has them explaining the fitness routine they will follow to prepare to be...
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Bike Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a sobering stat: more than 300,000 kids go to emergency rooms each year for bike injuries. Two activities help scholars learn how to avoid injuries and follow bike safety rules. Class members read three background articles related...
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Water Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make a big splash with a lesson about water safety. After reading three articles related to water safety, high schoolers first choose one water safety rule to research and write a report summarizing their findings. They then use an...