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Muscle Diagram

For Students 6th - 12th
Label the major muscle groups in the human body. This learning exercise is two pages, one for the anterior/front view and one for the posterior/back view. The class labels the major muscle group, the common name for the group, and...
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Muscles

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learn all about the best way to stretch your major muscle groups. Nine of the major muscle groups found in the human body are listed along with discussion points on why exercise and stretching are so important to muscle development. Two...
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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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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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Which Muscles?- Olympic Learn and Play Sports

For Students 5th - 7th
In this math, science, and physical education worksheet, students brainstorm and study about the muscles that are used while participating in different Olympic sports. They color the muscle groups of the body by follow the directions...
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Movin', Groovin', and Gettin' Strong

For Teachers K - 5th
Children can do almost anything to music, so get them up and moving, working out and strengthening some major muscle groups. Using exercise bands provides some resistance, which makes the muscles work a little harder. With this lesson...
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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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Muscles in Motion

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students identify the muscles and body motions of the human body. In this physiology instructional activity, students participate in different body motions to discover and explore the muscles that they use in their arms. Students discuss...
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 9 - Conditioning for Water Skiing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It takes muscle strength and muscle endurance to get up on a water ski or wake board, and to stay up. Lesson 9 out of this 22 lesson unit is about conditioning. A resource link at the bottom of the page allows you to view all the lesson...
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Pump It Up

For Students 9th - 12th
In this muscles worksheet, high schoolers read an article about building muscles and keeping them strong. Students choose any muscle in their body and use a website to learn about that muscle. They chart four muscles and exercises used...
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Exercise and Muscles

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify and label the primary and secondary muscles used to perform an exercise. Students perform an exercise on a weight machine to figure out which muscles are being used. Students illustrate the muscles used by...
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Sing Along with the Muscles Song

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students review the muscles of the body. They perform the functions of the muscles of the body to the tune of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
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The Inside Story of Muscles, Bones and Exercise

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore how they can help their muscles and bones grow strong through the use of physical activity.
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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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Five Physical Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five learning stations for five physical fitness components: cardiovascular exercise, body composition, muscle endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. As pupils progress through each station, they will complete assigned tasks,...
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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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Physical Education Lesson Plan - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Use the medicine ball to help young learners develop strength in the core muscle groups. The Russian twists develop oblique strength, push-ups develop triceps strength, sit-ups work on abdominal strength, and squats develop quadriceps...
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Flip Flop

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars participate in a stretching warm-up exercise. In this physical education lesson, students warm up the large muscle groups by standing on their hands and legs in a belly up position or a belly down position. Young scholars...
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Powers, Roots, and BIDMAS

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Reinforce math skills with an eight-page exercise that stretches scholars' computation muscles through 13 order of operation problems. 
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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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Muscles in Motion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain how biceps and triceps work. For this life science lesson, students conduct an experiment to test which muscle (biceps or triceps) is stronger. They calculate class average from the result.
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Water Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a series of aerobic exercises in water to help improve fitness.
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MuscleMania

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students learn three different types of muscles. By building a model of the arm, they learn its basic anatomy and how muscles function in relationship to bones. They perform an experiment on the relationship between muscle size and...
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Joints Help Us Move

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the three main types of joints in their arms and legs that are in charge of movement.  For this human biology lesson, 3rd graders view x-rays online to see how different joints look, participate in exercises...

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