Physical Education

Muscles | Science Trek

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The human body has about 650 muscles and they come in all shapes and sizes. The muscles are part of the body’s muscular system. They give the body shape and movement. Find out more about the amazing muscular system.

Be Outside! | Science Trek

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A University of Maryland study reports a 50 percent drop in the number of 9 to 12 year-olds who spent time in outdoor activities. But doctors know humans need to spend time in the outdoors to stay healthy. If you get outside and do things, you feel better.  

Sports Physiology | Science Trek

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Sports physiologists understand the body’s anatomy and the biomechanics of how bones and muscles work together. These scientists can help improve athletes’ performance and help keep them healthy. But many young athletes are unaware of how to play and move safely and end up injured. Learn how these scientists can make you a better athlete and prevent injuries.

108 Degrees: Critical Response

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108°: Critical Response addresses the dangers of heat illness in high school sports. Through personal testimonies from families who have been affected by exertional heat stroke and interviews with coaches, certified athletic trainers, kinesiologists, and other medical professionals, 108°: Critical Response looks at the seriousness of heat illness and its underlying causes, as well as how to treat and prevent exertional heat illness. 

Featured in the film are three young victims of heat illness, only one of whom survived. Kendrick Fincher of Rogers and Tyler Davenport of Lamar died of heat stroke while practicing football in the summer months, while Will James of Little Rock received treatment and survived. Parents Rhonda Fincher, Mark and Tina Davenport, and Patti James all appear in the documentary. 

AETN produced 108°: Critical Response in response to Act 1214 of 2011. Sen. Keith Ingram, formerly a representative, of West Memphis and Rep. Mark Perry of Jacksonville sponsored the bill, and the Davenport family was instrumental in getting it passed. The act requires coaches to complete training in heat illness. 

108°: Critical Response received the prestigious 2015 NETA award for achievements as a Teacher Resource in Instructional Media.

For further information, please visit AETN's 108°: Critical Response webpage.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

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In this Kindergarten through 2nd grade video, students listen carefully as their teacher reads the story “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams. Students listen for key verbs such as clomp and wiggle throughout the story and as they hear them, they will perform a specific physical movement such as stomping their feet or wiggling their fingers. This is great for focusing on psychomotor and cognitive skills.

How Does Lifestyle Affect Diabetes?

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In this animated video segment adapted from the Eagle Books series produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an American Indian boy named Rain That Dances meets Mr. Eagle, who is sad about the health of the people in the village. Mr. Eagle describes how hard work and physical activity used to be a way of life, making people strong and healthy, but now many people are sick with diabetes because of their new lifestyles. Rain That Dances learns how to prevent diabetes by eating healthy traditional foods and being more active, like his ancestors.

Gymnastics Field Trip

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Join Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids at Miami Gymnastics Academy!  They stretch, run and jump on the tumble track, act like animals on the balance beam, lift their bodies on the bars, and learn rhythmic gymnastics. This field trip wins a gold medal!

Deal or No Deal

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In this exciting video for grades 2 through 5, students get to unite the cognitive and psychomotor skills.  Students pick a card with an exercise such as 20 crunches on it. They then decide whether to take the deal by showing a thumbs-up or to decline the deal by showing a thumbs-down. Students may pass once and then must perform the exercise on the second card they select.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Epilepsy & Inclusion | Move to Include

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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is often misunderstood. Mike Radell, Camp EAGR director explains what epilepsy is and how the camp supports kids and their siblings. Campers and sisters, MacKenzie and Kaitlyn describe how to be inclusive of those with epilepsy.

Visit the Move to Include collection for additional resources.

How Exercise Can Improve Your Memory | BrainCraft

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In this episode, we look at the health benefits to your brain of doing regular exercise.

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