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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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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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Activity and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of...
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Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble. 
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Healthy Snacking and Physical Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore healthy snacks. In this science lesson, students discuss their needs for survival. Students discuss healthy snacks and sample a variety of these snacks. Students also discuss the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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Physics in Concert

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do physicists and musicians have in common? A lot more than you might think. After first viewing a slide show presentation and completing a series of skills practice worksheets on the physics of light, sound, and electricity, young...
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Mission 2: Fitness Benefits

For Teachers 1st - 6th
In this fitness lesson, 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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Teaching Fundamental Movement

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

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students play a game to increase physical activity. In this exercise lesson, students identify benefits to a healthy lifestyle and learn a fast-paced game to promote blood flow. Students perform activities found on colored dots scattered...
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What Happens to Our Hearts When We Are Active?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students discover the benefits of a healthy heart through exercise.  In this physical education lesson, students participate in a few physical activities in order to get their hearts beating faster.  Students examine a visual image of an...
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Snack Smart Move More

For Teachers K - 5th
Show your kids that staying healthy is the smart choice! They examine nutrition, healthy snacks, and the importance of staying active in a several-part lesson plan. There are different ideas for older and younger pupils here, and you can...
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 5

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson five of 20 has a great team building activity in which a small group is...
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Benefits Are All Around

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the potential fitness benefits of various activities and the places in the community that they can experience these benefits. At each fitness station, they should list the potential benefits of each activity they...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work as a team in a game of Speedball. They are taught to value the benefits of physical activity as they investigate a new sport. Students successfully participate in a game of Speedball after participating in a drill that...
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify good nutrition. In this food pyramid lesson, students learn the basics of good nutrition, identify the six basic food groups, state the effects of the food on the human body, and learn nutritional information while...
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Where to See an Aurora

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Where can you see an aurora in North America? After completing an astronomy activity, scholars can locate the exact coordinates. Pupils plot points of the inner and outer ring of the auroral oval and answer questions based on their...
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Exercise Egg Surprise

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore cardiovascular fitness. For this physical education lesson, students perform a variety of fitness exercises after reading activity explanations found in plastic eggs. Students record on a worksheet whether they...
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students perform at five fitness stations a day for a week. Each fitness station be based on a benefit of vigorous physical activity.
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Chalkboard Relay-PE Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In the lesson, Chalkboard Relay-PE Lesson, young scholars benefit from physical and mental activities. Students will compete in teams using running and addition problems as the determinant factors of which team wins. Moreover, young...
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What Makes Semi-Conductive Material

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students relate chemistry to technology. In this chemistry lesson, students apply their knowledge of the periodic table to help them solve real life technology problems. They investigate the very complicated and fragile IC chip...
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Pick A Sport!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research a physical activity they have never heard of or one they have little experience playing. They practice the activity and teach their classmates how to play the activity the researched.
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Understanding My Pyramid

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze the food groups and complete a physical activity for the lesson. In this food groups lesson, 6th graders view a PowerPoint about meats and beans and participate in a physical activity. Students also complete food...
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Every Which Way But Loose

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners participate in physical activities that involves walking that is inexpensive, not skill dependent, can be used throughout the lifetime and easily organized into a social activity. They brainstorm all the benefits of walking.
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Fitness Pursuit

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners participate in health-enhancing physical game of Trivial Pursuit and identify the benefits and effects of health related fitness.