Title of Bulletin Board: 5 Components of Health-Related Physical Fitness
Suggested Grade Level: 6-8
Materials: Cardboard, Construction Paper, Letter stickers, Boarders, Magazines, Printer
The purpose was to convey the importance of the five components of health-related fitness to middle school-aged students. Examples of everyday activities under each component make it easy for students to relate, and participate in during their summer vacation. Students' homework during this unit was to fill out their physical fitness testing scores and see what range they are in, in relation to other students their age. This assignment, along with helpful tips about goals are also reflected in the bulletin board. The "Eating Well" portion of the board informs students about how they should be eating, and what portions. Fitness facts are also listed as eye-openers for students eager to be active.
Below are some specifics about what was printed on the bulletin board:
5 Components of Health-Related Fitness
Cardiorespiratory Endurance: The ability of the body to perform prolonged, large-muscle, dynamic exercise at moderate-to-high levels of intensity:
• running, swimming, soccer
Muscular Endurance: The ability of the muscle to continue to perform without fatigue:
• kayaking, bicycling, dancing
Muscular Strength: The ability of the muscle to exert force during an activity.
• lifting weights, pull ups, push-ups
Flexibility: The range of motion around a joint:
• stretching, yoga
Body Composition: The relative amount of muscle, fat, bone, and other vital parts of the body.
• diet and/or physical activity dependent
Fun Fitness Facts!
11. If all 600 muscles in your body pulled in one direction, you could lift 25 tons.
- Past and Present current Food Guide Pyramids/Plates
- A copy of my host teacher’s fitness homework
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Submitted by Austin Dougherty who teaches at Seneca Middle School in Blue Point, NY. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/20/2012 7:44:21 PM. Viewed 10533 times since 10/1/2012.
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