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Utah Lesson Plans
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Health Education
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Lesson
Level:
Middle School
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Health, Lesson Plan, UEN, ulp-health
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English
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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.