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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own...
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach your exercise enthusiasts to read their pulse rate at the radial artery and multiply by four to calculate beats per minute. Learners perform a variety of activities, recording their heart rates after one minute of each. Though this...
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My Cute Little Heart Beat

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Grover discusses the heart in this short video. He uses a stethoscope to listen to his heartbeat and discusses the positive effects of exercise.
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Interpreting Heart Rates During Various Physical Activities

For Teachers 4th
Learners review terminology: pulse, heart rate, target heart rate zone. They work in three groups, and assigned to one of three activity stations. At 5-minute intervals, 4th graders check their pulse and record it on their group card....
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Heart Rate and Exercise: Is There a Correlation?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does exercise cause heart rates to be different? Given data regarding the number of hours of exercise per week and heart rates, pupils determine the correlation between the two. The data includes two types of heart rates to associate...
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Calculating Target Heart Rate Zone

For Students 6th - 9th
This is a basic worksheet on which to calculate and record what one's maximum heart rate should be. One can then determine and record a heart rate zone for training. Then there is an opportunity to record one's exercising heart rate.
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Exercise and the Human Heart

For Students 4th - 6th
Interpret data and learn about the human heart in one activity! After learning about the way blood flows in the body, fifth graders answer two questions about a graph displaying pulse rate. They then take their own pulses to find the...
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Measuring the Impact of Exercise And Body Position (laying Down, Sitting And Standing) on Heart Rate

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders gather data on heart rate during exercise and at rest in three different positions. They compute male and female averages for each different heart rate and graph each and draw conclusions based upon the data about the...
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Pump up your class while studying the cardiovascular system with this pair of activities. In one, learners record heart rates during different actions. In the second, they read kid-friendly heart health articles online and then write a...
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Heartbeat

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the instrument called the stethoscope as it relates to listening the human heart. In this heartbeat activity, 3rd graders work in pairs to listen to their partner's heartbeat and count the number of beats per 30...
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Heart Rate and Physical Activity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What is heart rate? What is pulse? How do you find a heart rate by taking a pulse? What determines a person's heart rate? Will heart rate increase by doing some activity? Does exercising regularly strengthen the heart muscle? Take a look...
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About Your Heart and Exercise

For Students 4th - 10th
A handout and worksheet composed of two pages of resource information and two pages of questions that require short answers. The main idea of the handout is in choosing an exercise program. Each activity session should include a warm-up...
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Marathon Challenge by PBS

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does your class have the heart for this activity about exercise and pulse rates? After measuring resting heart rate and recovery heart rate, have your young athletes investigate pulse rate and the effect of exercise on pulse rate. This...
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Sports Physiology and Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If I want to build up my heart, where should I start? Science scholars use statistics in a sports physiology setting during an insightful experiment. Groups measure resting and active heart rates and develop a scatter plot that shows the...
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Heart Smart in a Heart Beat

For Teachers 5th - 7th
As an introductory activity, young statisticians measure their heart rate at rest and after exercise and compute the mean and median, and create a box & whisker plot.  This is followed by watching a video (that no longer seems to...
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Heart to Heart

For Students 3rd - 7th
Study heart health and math in one activity. After measuring their resting heart rates by finding the pulse in their wrists, learners build a stethoscope to listen to their heart rate, and note the differences between the two methods.
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Exercise Your Brain, Analyze Your Heart Rate

For Teachers 9th Standards
Give your brain a workout. Pairs measure each other's heart rates before and after exercising. Box plots help compare the center, spread, and shape of the resulting data.
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Factors That Affect Blood Pressure

For Students 7th - 10th
There are factors that can be controlled and factors that can't be controlled regarding blood pressure. Read through these handouts and learn about the different factors. Then answer some questions about the information just learned....
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Heart Rate Monitoring

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Algebra learners like this resource because it is easy to understand and it relates to their lives. Whether you are starting a new workout routine, or just climbing the stairs, your heart rate increases and decreases throughout the day....
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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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Comparing Pulse Rates

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners study the concept of data analysis by finding their pulses and comparing their pulse rates to other students. They draw conclusions about their physical fitness as it relates to others. Data is collected and organized  into stem...
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Keeping Your Heart in Good Shape: What are the Benefits? - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers name the main parts of the heart and what events occur there. They write a reaction that contains complete sentences, and uses proper spelling and grammar, after viewing a video. Students define the following terms:...
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Comparing Pulse Rates

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students participate in a lab that demonstrate one example of how the human body maintains homeostasis. Students collect data from themselves and observe how their own bodies react to exercise.
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How Does Your Heart Rate?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work with partners to count their pulse for 1 minute. After 1 minute students record their pulse rate on graph paper. Next students do different exercises for 1 minute. After each exercise students write down the exercise and...
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Interactive Heart Rate Worksheet

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students perform various cardiovascular activities, then complete a worksheet that records their target heart rate.
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers K - 5th
What are some of the benefits of physical activity? Young learners take a look at not just the physical benefits, but also the emotional and social benefits of being physically active. There is a heart rate activity to count their...
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Is Your Heart Getting a Good Workout?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars practice raising their heart rates through exercise.  In this physical education lesson, students discover the key to a healthy body is a healthy heart that must be exercised often.  Young scholars perform a sing along and...
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Graphing Heart Rates

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders measure and graph their heart rates. In this physical education lesson, 4th graders predict which exercise will cause the greatest heart rate. They perform the exercises and make a graph of the results. 
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Here's to Your Healthy Heart: Heart Rate Record Work Sheet

For Students 5th - 12th
For this heart rate record work sheet, students record their pulse rate after completing different levels of exercise. Students record their hear rate after walking, doing jumping jacks and running at one minute intervals.
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Heart and Circulation

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Young scientists get to the heart of the matter with this comprehensive review of the circulatory system. Addressing the different anatomical structures and processes involved in pumping blood through the human body, this worksheet is a...
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Eat Smart Be Smart

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Get children's blood pumping with this primary grade lesson on the human heart. After learning about the important role this muscle plays in the human body, students monitor their heart rates and discover the importance of staying active.
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The Human Heart

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the human heart and the circulatory system. They observe how exercise affects the heart rate and how blood vessels carry blood through the heart and body. Students observe how the blood is carried to and from the...
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Crazy Frog Dance

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Teach your young learners some basic line dance steps. Get them moving to increase their heart rates and to have fun. This dance consists of a few steps and there is a part that is for free-style moves. While the written description is...
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Real-Life Math | Physical Trainer

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Train yourself to naturally use math. Young mathematicians first watch a video in which a personal trainer describes math concepts necessary in his daily professional life. After measuring their heart rates, they apply percentages to...
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INVESTIGATING PULSE RATE

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students determine pulse rates using Team Labs heart rate monitor software and probe. They determine the effect on pulse rate of at attention, holding your breath, breathing into a bag, deep breathing, exercise, and make a line graph...
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In A Heartbeat

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss scatter plots then create a class scatter plot using their heart rate at rest and their heart rate after a few minutes of aerobic exercises. Students copy the points plotted as a class and create individual graphs...
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Listen To Your Heart Beat

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students listen to their heart beats. In this biology lesson plan, students explore pulse rates and factors that cause them to change. Students also construct both a graph to show variation in pulse rates and a simple stethoscope.
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Investigating the Effect of Physical Exercise On Pulse Rate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final lesson in the 10-part biology series encourages scholars to explore pulse rate. Through measurements of resting pulse and after periods of exercise, scholars graph the changes physical exercise causes.
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students examine the functions of the heart and ways to maintain a healthy heart.  In this human body science lesson, students listen to Magic School Bus Inside the Human Heart, and diagram the human heart and blood flow.  Students...
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Beating hearts

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the effect of exercise on heart rate.  In this middle school science lesson, students conduct an experiment in which they do three different exercises and use a CBL 2 to measure heart rate.  Students compare resting...
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Heart Rate Monitor Warm-up

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners use the heart rate monitor and an exercise bike to help them better understand their target heart rate zone. They wear the Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) and ride the AirDyne bike (that can also monitor the heart rate) or any of the...
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A Beating Heart

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of heart rate.  In this heart rate lesson, students calculate their heart rate before and after doing simple tasks such as holding one's breath or jogging in place for a minute.  Students graph their heart...
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Ventilation and Heart Rate

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students monitor the heart rate of the test subject using the Exercise Heart Rate Monitor and evaluate the effects of hyperventilation and hypoventilation on heart rate and graph their results.
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Heart Rate Probes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students collect heart rate data using probes. In this biology lesson, students explain the factors affecting heart rate. They graph and analyze collected data.
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Feel the Beat!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the benefits and work towards maintaining a target heart rate by practicing an aerobic activity. They construct a bar graph of their own heart rates after four, three-minute runs.
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Exercise and Heartrate

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experiment to find the effects of exercise on the heart rate.  In this exercise and heart rate lesson, 4th graders create questions about exercise and heart rate. Students use the scientific method to test and analyze...
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TE Activity: The Beat Goes On

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students determine what the pulse is before examining how to measure the heart rate in different situations. They build a simple device that measures the heart rate, take heart rates, and record them on a worksheet. They discuss how...
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Pulse and Blood Pressure

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this blood pressure worksheet, students compare their heart rate at rest and after exercise and their blood pressure at rest and after exercise. This worksheet has 6 fill in the blank and 12 short answer questions.
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Body Voyager

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the significance of a resting and an active heart rate. In this heart lesson students chart data on their pulse and draw a diagram of the heart.
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How Do You Measure Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of heart rate and how it is effected by environmental stresses like exercise. They conduct research readings and evaluate the data to form a hypothesis to initiate class discussion about the information.
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Examining the Effects of Space Flight on the Heart, Lungs, and Blood Vessels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to identify the components of the cardio-vascular system. They are able to describe the way the heart works to pump the blood. Students are able to explain the function of the cardio-vascular system. They are able to...
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Circulatory System Amusement Park

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the circulatory system and create an amusement ride that is based on a part of that system.  In this circulation lesson students create a brochure that describes Sickle Cell, and then extend the lesson by creating a...
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Homeostasis Lab

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Get young biologists' hearts pumping with this invigorating experiment on homeostasis. Working in small groups, one student performs jumping jacks for eight minutes while the other group members regularly record the person's vital signs,...
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Formula for Fitness

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Many youngsters don't understand that fitness is a life-long endeavor, and that it really pays off to be healthy. Use a spreadsheet to document progress in a fitness plan to see if there really in a benefit to running and exercise. Adapt...
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Your Beating Heart - Circulatory System

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners illustrate a schematic circulatory system of a human body including heart, lungs, arteries, veins and capillaries. Next, students conduct an experiment to increase understanding of the relationship between heart rate/pulse and...
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The Heart of the Matter

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss importance of heart fitness, research essential questions relating to teen fitness, practice using heart rate monitors daily, collect and record information, and analyze information at end of quarter to determine whether...
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The Amazing Heart

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine human blood flow by comparing the pulse of athletes.  In this human body lesson, students discover the equation for finding the cardiac output from a human heart.  Students identify heart rates of accomplished athletes...
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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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Check Your Pulse

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine their heart rate during aerobic and anaerobic physical activities. In this check your pulse lesson plan, 6th graders discover that heart rate is the number of heart beats in one minute. Students work in groups and...
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FACS: Exercise Physiologist

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Present the exciting career of an exercise physiologist to your teens with a PowerPoint. The slide show explains what this professional does, the education required, the job atmosphere, salary range, and prospects. Finally, viewers will...
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Circulation and Respiration: Vital Signs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do your vital signs tell your doctor? An engaging hands-on lesson has your learners monitor their own lung capacity, blood pressure, and heart rate. They then connect the vital measures to the workings of the circulatory and...
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The Human Heart

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners explore biology by completing a human anatomy activity. For this human heart lesson, students identify the purpose of the heart within the body and count their heart beats. Learners record their pulse while not moving and after...
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Exercise: What Kinds of Activities Are Best?

For Teachers 6th Standards
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...
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System Activity

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Which activity gets your heart pumping more: using the computer, climbing the stairs, jumping a rope, running, or walking? Youngsters take a heart rate reading after 30 seconds, one minute, and three minutes of each activity. Directions...
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Changes in Pulse Rate

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders practice making observations and collecting data after determining a baseline pulse rate then collect data on the changes in that rate with exercise. Students must organize their data and analyze their observations.
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Jumping Scientist

For Students 3rd - 12th
In this exercise worksheet, students take their pulse after jumping rope. Students jump rope several different ways for thirty second and for one minute. They write about their physical reactions.
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Your Beating Heart: Enrichment

For Students 6th - 7th
In this central tendency worksheet, students complete an activity that measures their pulse rate data before and after exercising. Students record their data in a chart and then answer the questions using central tendency information...
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Activity Log

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your young athletes track their cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises each week with this simple activity log. The document includes spaces to mark average heart rate, perceived exertion rate, time, and reps/sets for each...
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Key to Good Health: Exercise

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students calculate their heart rate before and after exercise. In this health activity, students find their resting heart rate and then exercise for 5-10 minutes. Students take their heart rate afterwards and observe the differences.
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Up and Down

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work in pairs to complete a variety of aerobic exercises, calculate their heart rates and then calculate their recovery heart rates.
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Comparing Pulse Rates

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Upper graders and middle schoolers collect, organize, and draw conclusions about pulse rate data. Students take and record a resting, exercising and recovery pulse rate, then display the resulting data. Pupils complete a stem and leaf...
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Fitness Lab

For Teachers K - 5th
Students complete several physical fitness stations. Students identify which activities increased their heart rates from a resting level. Stations include jumping jacks, sit-ups, running in place, stretching, and body fat measurements.
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Hearts in Motion

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in cardiovascular activities. In this physical education lesson, students are divided into groups and brainstorm activities to get their heart rate up. Students demonstrate the activity for classmates.
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Locating and Counting Pulses

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a combination of lecture and physical exercise in order to find their pulse (both resting and after activity) and record how their heart rate changes as their activity level changes.
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Twelve Days of Christmas Dancercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students participate in a dance routine set to the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. They monitor their heart rate and learn a new song.
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Heart Day

For Teachers K - 5th
This is a nice idea to introduce elementary learners to the importance of heart fitness. They will see first hand by doing some dancing how the heart beats differently and discuss which way is better to get the heart in shape. This is an...
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Change the Beat

For Teachers K
Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an...
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Your Body’s Highway

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rev your engines and prepare to teach your class about the body's highway! The lesson plan informs pupils about heart anatomy, arteries, and veins and blood flow through microscope observation, dissection, models, and a laboratory...
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Cross (Curricular) Fit

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get up and move with a set of cross-curricular activities designed for math, social studies, or science classes. Each physical education exercise is paired with a concept from a different discipline, including the geography of the Mali...
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Maximum Heart Rates

For Students 6th - 8th
In this math worksheet, students write an algebraic expression to calculate the maximum heart rate with the information in the table.
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Exercise for the Heart

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the relationship between physical activity and a healthy heart. Then they describe the long-term effects of daily physical activity on the heart. Students also distinguish aerobic from anaerobic exercises and ...
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Graphing Heart Rates

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore heart rates. They record pulse rates, predict which exercises cause a faster heart rate, make a chart, and graph the results. Students write an essay using the data to support their predictions. They write a hypothesis...
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Check Your Heart Rate

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students recognize how physical activity affects the heart rate. They determine their resting pulse rate and their rate after various activities. In addition, they plot their heart rates on the sheet of graph paper.
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The Circulatory System - Part IV

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the heart muscle. They discover that the heart beats faster during exercise. Students locate their heart with a stethoscope and imitate the sound their heart makes. Students locate their carotid pulse before and...
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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Unit - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students Explain how an increased level of activity translates to cells needing more oxygen and how the lungs supply this oxygen by entering the blood stream. They also can explain that the heart is responsible for moving both oxygenated...
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Fitness Dance

For Teachers K - 3rd
Get those youngsters moving! The activities put together to music are every day warm-up exercises. Jogging in place, jumping jacks, arm circles, and toe touches are a few of the movements presented to get children moving. Teach them the...
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Warm Up

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Help your young athletes understand the importance of preparing their bodies for activity and preventing injury with this presentation on warming up! This is a general guide to a traditional workout warm-up, and reviews the major stages...
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The Racing Heart

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders locate their own pulse rate from their carotid or radial artery, and graph their pulse rates after completing various exercise activities. They graph their data on a pie graph using Microsoft Excel software.
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Smoking Aerobics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate how smoking tobacco affects a person's everyday physical activity. They participate in a ten-minute step aerobic routine to get their heart rate up, check their heart rate and pulse, conduct the activity again but...
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Elastic Band Exercise

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders build muscle strength by using elastic bands. In this elastic band exercise lesson, 7th graders do various stretches and movements using an elastic band. Students go to different stations to do different exercises....
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Feel Alive with Exercise!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine heart rate as they record their own activity levels and heart rate and compare them to the standard. They explore heart rate and its role in fitness using a variety of web resources and create a brochure about exercise.
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Immediate Effects of Exercise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does the body immediately react to exercise? Review why the heart beats stronger, breathing quickens, body temperature increases, and muscles ache as a result of exercise, as well as some of the more long-term benefits of consistent...
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The "Heart" of the Problem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore mathematical operations while studying nutrition. In this physical fitness instructional activity, students explore calories, pulse rate, and the circulatory system. Students use mathematical data to create a healthy...
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Circulation

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this circulatory system worksheet, learners design an experiment to test the circulation of six of their friends. They select and exercise to increase circulation, take pulse and blood pressure readings from each person before and...
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Training for Three: Triathlon

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students complete a final exercise test (cycle ergometer) that enable them to discuss their potential in each of the three events. They are introduced to the concepts of economy and efficiency in running, swimming and cycling.
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Exercise What Can I Do For My Heart?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders comprehend the benefits of daily physical activity and are taught the factors that affect physical performance. They relate ways that aerobic exercise strengthens and improves the efficiency of the heart and lungs. ...
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Hokey Pokey Aerobics

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in the Hokey Pokey dance while demonstrating various aerobic/cardiovascular moves. They check their heart rates before and after the dance.
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Cardiorespiratory Fitness

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners explore cardiorespiratory fitness. In this biology lesson plan, students gain an understanding of pulse rates in order to compare lung capacities of active and inactive males and females. They also learn how to take and compare...
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Immediate Effects of Exercise

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students receive and read the task sheet "Immediate Effects of Exercise." They participate in a sustained aerobic activity, and complete the task sheet immediately. Students performance is evaluated based on the individuals knowledge of...
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Heart Beating Exercise

For Teachers K
Students examine video clips and websites that explore the heart. They find and take their pulse while at rest and after exercising. They discuss foods which are good and bad for heart health.
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Healthy Heart Night

For Teachers K - 5th
The idea of having a Healthy Heart Night at your school is a fabulous thought. Here are a few ideas that detail was done at one elementary school. It would take a lot of organizing to make it happen, but seems well worth the effort. This...
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The Beat of Your Heart

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore different applications involving their own heart.  In this illumination lesson students measure their fists and relate it to the dimensions of their hearts. 
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Bill Nye: “Heart” Video Listening Guide

For Students 4th - 8th
In this "Bill Nye: Heart" activity, learners watch the movie and respond to 13 fill in the blank questions regarding information from the documentary on the heart.
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Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Listen to Your Heart

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore how exercise affects heart rate and use spreadsheets to record and analyze data.
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Fitness Race Track

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a series of exercises and run laps. They estimate what their heart rate be at the end of the session and then check their estimates.
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Hearbeat

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders pair up and listen to each others heartbeat. They run in place for one minute and then listen again and calculate the beats per minute resting and after activity. They switch and repeat the activity.
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Mission "Possible" Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students elevate their heart rate and practice fitness skills. They work together to complete a list of exercises simultaneously.
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Lightening the Load

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore a study of African women who are able to carry heavy loads by altering their gait; they then conduct experiments that study the relationship between exertion, weight and heart rate.
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Exercise for the Heart

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss and understand relationship between physical activity and healthy heart, describe long-term effects of daily physical activity on heart, and set personal goals for daily participation in physical activities that...
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Pacing & Cardiorespiratory Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain how to pace themselves when running and to examine how heart rate relates to that.
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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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Cardiovascular Homeostasis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop and conduct an experiment to answer the question," How does cardiovascular exercise affect the pulse rate?". They record the changes to heart rate during different levels of exercise.
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Hearty Heartbeats

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the circulatory system and the scientific method. They perform an experiment to measure how varying amounts of physical activity affects heart rate and use the Investigation Journal provided to record their data and make...
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Muscle Math

For Students 7th - 8th
Here's an activity that combines both science and math concepts. Class members find their heart rate before and after completing several different levels of physical activities and create a line graph with their data. They also determine...
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Mini-Lab II: Determining Heart Performance Rate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does exercise affect blood pressure? With a blood pressure meter and a simple activity, kids will discover the answer, then discuss a few follow-up questions. In the procedure, one of the suggested activities has learners getting up...
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Heart Rate Monitor 1K

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners practice moving at an appropriate pace to maintain a target heart rate.
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I've Got Rhythm

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students explore how their heart rate reacts to various exercises. Students record their data in a bar graph.
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Body and Blood

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the cardiovascular system. Through the use of video, students observe the heart pumping an oxygen-enriched blood supply through arteries to the muscles in use during exercise. They participate in activities to explore...
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Cardiac Maze

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in a role-play activity to lean about red and white blood cells, veins, capillaries and arteries. They also see how blood passes through the heart, lungs and out of the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients.
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Do You Have the Strength?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the strength and resilience of the human heart. They squeeze a tennis ball to demonstrate the strength of the human heart, record and analyze the results on a worksheet, and create a poster of a design of a device to...
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Keeping Healthy Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore how muscles work. In this health lesson, students identify how the blood supplies muscles with oxygen. Young scholars participate in an online activity to reinforce the concepts.
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How Hard Is Your Heart Working?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students observe the differences in their pulse from when they are sitting to when they have been doing the "Hokey-Pokey."  In this heart health lesson, students take and record their pulse after they have been doing a quiet activity...
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The "Heart" of the Problem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners create an exercise and nutrition program. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students use calculations of exercises plus their corresponding effects on the body and nutritional values of food to derive a health plan. Learners...
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The Beat Goes On

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners take their own pulse before and after exercise as they explore how the heart works. They research various ways that heart disease is treated and suggest specific treatment methods for their own imaginary patients.
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Exercise Tag ( a non elimination tag game)

For Teachers K - 5th
Students, on signal, get up and do a designated locomotor movement. Students with foam balls try to tag other students with the ball. When tagged, students go to a designated area and do a specified exercise. When finished they come back...
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Pulse Rates

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students answer the question, "How will the intensity of exercise effect your heart rate?", using physical workouts and AppleWorks, or similar spreadsheet program. This lesson can conclude with the creation of a graph of data collected.
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Breaking News English: Canada Leader Eats Raw Seal Heart

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
In this ESL worksheet, students first read or listen to a text about a Canadian governor-general who ate a raw seal heart to show her support for seal hunting. Students complete 8 pages of comprehension exercises. Included are...
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Circulatory System

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students rotate through various physical activities checking their carotid pulse after each. This activity will give knowledge to students about health behaviors and understanding the exercise aspect of growth and development.
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Fitness Fun

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to fun cardio exercises that raise the heart rate.
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Ins and Outs of Respiration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine their respiratory rate and explore the factors that affect breathing rate.
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6-8: Fitness Fun

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore fun exercises which raise the heart rate. In this health lesson, 6th graders build their cardiovascular endurance through the use of various activities which can be done quickly and easily. Additionally, students...
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Signs of a Healthy Heart

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners investigate how heart rate is affected by body position and exercise. In this biology lesson plan, students create a flyer or photostory about the real world application of this lesson plan. They calculate their fitness level.
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Biology: Circulatory System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, through personal testing, investigate factors affecting heart rates. They use heart rate probes to discover influences on their circulatory system. Students examine the results of their heart rate tests and complete worksheets.
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify ways that cardiovascular fitness is achieved and maintained. In this cardiovascular health lesson, students discuss what aerobic exercise is and list various activities which address cardiovascular fitness. Students run...
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The Amazing Race

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students improve their directional awareness by locating sites and symbols on a map. They increase their heart rates while traveling to each site and performing the specified task/exercise at each site.
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Human Anatomy - How Do We Move?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discover how blood moves around the body.  In this circulatory system lesson plan, 5th graders feel their pulse before and after exercise.  Students count their heart rate. Students use the scientific method to record their...
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Summer Activities: Our Amazing Bodies

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students use the body as a sensory laboratory to explore their five senses, heartbeat, bones, and even size. For this early childhood science lesson, students build science and critical thinking skills as they take part in up to 6...
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A Healthy Heart

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a spreadsheet using specific data. A speaker comes to discuss the heart, and the difference between anaerobic and aerobic activity. They make posters to encourage a healthy heart lifestyle.
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Healthy Hearts

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the basic concepts of heart health and disease and become an expert in an area as it relates to the heart and circulatory system. They prepare a multimedia presentation of their findings.
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Muscular and Skeletal Systems

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the muscular and skeletal system. In this science lesson, 5th graders discuss bones and view an x-ray. Students participate in exercises and then feel their heart beat and breathing.
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Senior Project for Physical Education

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders demonstrate awareness of fitness concepts and develop an individual fitness program for their exercise room in their homes. They design and analyze chosen activities and decide which one should be included in their...
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Smoking Aerobics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners see how smoking tobacco affects physical activity. They perform an aerobic activity while breathing through a straw. This simulates how a smoker feels when exercising.
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Exercise Egg Surprise

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore cardiovascular fitness. In 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 personally...
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Cardiovascular Fitness

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore cardiovascular fitness. In this fitness lesson, 6th graders discuss the parts of the cardiovascular lesson and are shown videos of cardiovascular exercises. Additionally, students brainstorm various exercises and...
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Healthy Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners play a game to increase physical activity. In this exercise lesson plan, students identify benefits to a healthy lifestyle and learn a fast-paced game to promote blood flow. Learners perform activities found on colored dots...
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The Beat Goes On

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students discuss the heart, its functions, and pulse rate. In groups, they take their resting pulse, then exercise for two minutes, and retake their pulse. They record the pulse rates onto worksheet which is placed onto a database to...
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Here's To Your Healthy Heart!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the primary controllable and uncontrollable factors that put one at greater risk for developing heart disease. Through discussion, research, physical tests, and questionnaires they determine whether or not they are at...
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 9 - Exercise 5a

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills instructional activity, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Pulse of Life

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students calculate their pulse rate and explore how heart rate is affected by various activities.
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From the Adolescent Heart:: Lesson 1 Is Number 1 Of 9 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the language and syntax of poetry. In this poetry lesson, students will also complete sensory exercises and a character map based on the readings.
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Fitness Notes - Weight Training

For Students 7th - 10th
In this resource, the fitness notes cover the five principles of fitness, the principles of training/exercise, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The weight training notes cover the principles of weight training, proper techniques, and the...
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 1 - Exercise 4a

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills learning exercise, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Fitness & Math Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students learn math concepts while participating in various fitness tasks including pogo sticks, jumproping, pickleball, football throw. juggling, etc....
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Let's Get Physical

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students collect data using the CBL. In this statistics lesson, students predict the type of graph that will be created based on the type of activity the person does. The graph represents heart rate depending the level of activity.
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Life Science: Exploring Our Human Bodies

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the concept of the human body. They complete a variety of activities concerning the function of various organs. They listen to their heartbeat with a stethoscope, examine how muscles work during a game of tag, and play...
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How to Beat the Rainy Day Blues

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
With a little ingenuity, lively exercise can occur despite the weather.
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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Plyometric Workout - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a look at this lower body plyometric workout using a medicine ball. There are four rounds, each with three exercises. Since there are quite a few jumping exercises, be sure to take care of those knees. Work hard, but don't overdo...
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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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Taking Care of You

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students use the internet to gather information on physical fitness and nutrition. They calculate their target heart rate and define new vocabulary words. They write an article about sports related injuries and explain the different...
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Sounds of the Heart

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the sounds of the heart, construct a stethoscope, and explore the workings of valves.
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Clogged Arteries

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in active demonstrations to explore the understanding of cholesterol in an artery. Students stand outside hula hoops to represent an artery. When they are tagged, they become a piece of cholesterol. Students...
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Small Space Big Track

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students jog for exercise in a gym. In this jogging lesson, students follow a pattern in the gym to practice running in a small space while pacing themselves.
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Stretch for Wellness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the human body by participating in physical education exercises. In this body stretching activity, students discuss the easiest way to injury a body and identify certain stretches that increase flexibility and limit...
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Research and Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use the Internet and other resources to locate, read and summarize information relevant to the Heart.
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Circulatory Systems

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Excellent diagrams, labels and summaries make this resource be valuable to your students throughout the topic of circulation. All types of circulation vessels are explained, their structure and function is detailed, and the overall...
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Aerobic Activities

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss what aerobic exercise is, and the origin of its meaning. They view a list of activiities and and discuss why they are considered aerobic while other activities such as baseball is not considered aerobic exercise....
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars explore personal health by participating in a physical education activity. In this exercises lesson, students discuss their own exercise habits and identify how much is necessary to stay healthy. Young scholars complete a...
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Keeping Healthy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students exercise their muscles to explore concept of heart rate and to explain how blood supplies muscles with oxygen.
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Health Related Fitness Portfolio

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students develop and implement a fitness station. Students base their exercise stations upon flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance. They complete a health related fitness portfolio. Students design and take a fitness survey.
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Circulation

For Students 9th - 12th
In this circulation worksheet, students review the circulatory system including the structures and functions of this system. This worksheet has 5 word scramble, 4 short answer, 1 fill in the blank, and 6 true or false questions
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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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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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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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Designing your gym class

For Teachers K - 5th
Get the scoop on designing your own gym class with a lesson written by a passionate physical education teacher who details their best practices from setting up the room, to the first day of class, to how to spend the teaching day. 
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Exercise your Heart (Stem-and-Leaf and Box-and-Whisker Plots)

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students collect data and analyze it. For this statistics lesson, students interpret stem and leaf plots as they analyze their data. They organize their answers using a whisker plot to find the different quartiles.
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Take the Challenge

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders develop personal fitness and activity goals. They keep daily records on the activities completed and measure their heart rates. At the end of two weeks, 3rd graders reflect on their experiences.
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students state the influence of peer pressure on personal health decisions and identify how heart-healthy fitness is achieved and maintained. They participate in a series of exercises and rate their physical fitness IQ.
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Ropin' in a Healthy Heart

For Teachers 1st
First graders observe and demonstrate a variety of jump roping techniques and discuss activities that are good for their heart. As a whole group, they complete a worksheet that identifies aerobic activities, then observe and demonstrate...
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Go Cough Up a Lung!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine and identify the effects smoking has on the lungs. They view and discuss pictures of a smoker's lung and a healthy lung, and read and discuss an informational handout. Students then participate in an aerobic...
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Pump It Up With Paper Plates!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students use a paper plate for a variety of P.E. activities. They can use the paper plates for an aerobics routine at home.
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More or Less

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a workout schedule using four different aerobic and strengthening exercises. They, in groups, present the schedules to their classmates.
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Comparative Mammal Physiology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the purpose of dissection in anatomy. In this biology instructional activity, students compare heart rates and physiology among different organisms. They graph and analyze their data.
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On the Sidelines

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate their pulse rate. They chart their resting pulse rate if they are unable to participate in Physical Education using a stop watch.
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Pump it Up!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students learn the process in which blood is circulated throughout the body and explain the effects of exercise on the heart. The teacher ask questions, students perform a physical activity and then make a histogram of the student's...
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Circulatory System,

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the components and physiology of the human circulatory system.
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Circulatory System Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify the different parts of the circulatory system and their function. They work together to create their own model of the system and use it to determine the rate of blood flow. They answer questions related to their model.
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Cardivascular Fitness

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to the cardiovascular system. They discuss the parts of the body that make up this system (heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries) and also discuss the benefits of cardio exercise.
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Organs and What They Do - Lecture

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read information about the internal organs and body systems. In this organs and systems lesson, students read descriptions of the heart, lungs, stomach, small and large intestine, and liver and gall bladder. Students study...
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Fitness Trail

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students design a fitness trail which incorporates warm-up, aerobic, and cool-down phases. Each student develops their own plan and monitors their own progress through the use of an exercise log.
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"UNO" Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students increase cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. "UNO" cards are used. Each card is matched up with an exercise.
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Key to Good Health: Sleep and Mental Relaxation

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students investigate the effect good sleep and rest has on the human body.  In this health lesson, students discover the different stages of sleep and discuss ways they can ease their own tension through exercise or meditation.  Students...
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The Effects of Stress: Pre-reading Exercise 2

For Students 7th - 11th
In this stress synonyms worksheet, students identify the words related to stress and select the best synonyms from multiple choices.
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Exercise Tag ( a non elimination tag game)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners scatter and sit in their own personel space. Some of them get foam balls. On the teacher's signal, they play foam ball tag.
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Musical Art

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners create pieces of Abstract art by listening to various genres of music and reacting to the music with a pencil on a piece of paper and their eyes closed. This activity is intended for a middle-level Art class and can be used as...
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders experiment with their pulse rate. They investigate a beef heart and locate the route of blood flow and the chambers and discuss the function of each chamber. They discuss the circulatory system and compare theirs to the...
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Sensors in Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency monitors sensors to track air pollution and set clean air standards. Enthusiastic young scientists use similar sensors to gather data in their area and then apply the gas laws and conservation of...
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Valves and Pumps - A Demonstration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students see how valves and pumps work in concert to move blood through the circulatory system.
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Body Strength

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze...
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Health Triangle Self Assessment

For Students 7th - 12th
Measure health as a triangle, with each side representing different aspects of health: physical, emotional/mental, and social. High schoolers complete a self-assessment of their health in all three areas before scoring their progress and...

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