Health Education I (7-8)
Strand 5: NUTRITION (N) Standard HI.N.2:
1 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students will be able to identify and explain the importance of muscular strength and endurance. They will attempt and practice the examples.
Teacher needs to understand the muscular system and how to care for it. He/she needs to know exercises which promote muscular strength and endurance.
Students need to understand what a body system is.
Students will be able to explain how to increase and maintain muscular strength and muscular endurance.
Bellwork: With a partner students will list as many words and concepts which come to mind with the word fitness. We will have a short class discussion to gather ideas. 5 minutes
Define fitness: the condition of being physically fit and healthy. Watch Digital Science Online video about muscles and discuss. 10 minutes
Students will use the interactive tool on ScienceNetLinks to learn a little more about muscles. 10 minutes Discuss the difference between muscular strength and muscular endurance.
Students will watch the fitness assessment on Hippocampus and practice with a partner. During practice the music from Soundzabound will be playing. 10 minutes
Short class discussion to tie all concepts together.
Kinesthetic learning, repetition, hands-on, research
Extension: Students will watch the National Geographic Space Gym video to learn about fitness in space.
Analyze their fitness routines and make a plan for muscular strength and muscular endurance improvement. Hippocampus has good videos outlining upper and lower exercises to do at home.