Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • Health
  • Lesson Plan
  • UEN
  • ulp-health
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    5 Measures of Fitness: Muscular Strength & Endurance

    5 Measures of Fitness: Muscular Strength & Endurance

    Overview

    Students will be able to identify and explain the importance of muscular strength and endurance. They will attempt and practice the examples.

    Summary

    Students will be able to identify and explain the importance of muscular strength and endurance. They will attempt and practice the examples.

    Materials

    • Computers
    • organizers
    • projector

     

    Background for Teachers

    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.

    Student Prior Knowledge

    Students need to understand what a body system is.

     

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to explain how to increase and maintain muscular strength and muscular endurance.

    Instructional Procedures

    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.

     

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    Kinesthetic learning, repetition, hands-on, research

    Extension: Students will watch the National Geographic Space Gym video to learn about fitness in space.

     

     

    Extensions

    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.