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.

Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids

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Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids is a 12-part series, consisting of three-minute instructional videos presented by Kira Willey, nationally acclaimed kindie artist and musical yogini. It provides educators with a wonderful tool to help children connect their bodies and minds to music and positivity.  Each segment is tied to positive character strengths to aid teachers in promoting positive behaviors. Kira encourages children with movement and music through her interactive yoga lessons. Her unique approach marries original music with yoga, fostering a deep connection and understanding of the importance of incorporating fitness and focus throughout the day. 

Marvin K. Mooney

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In this interactive Kindergarten through 5th grade activity, the world of fitness and literacy unite! As the teacher reads the book “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now” by Dr. Seuss, studentslisten carefully and safely jump up out of their chairs with their hands over their heads every time they hear the word “go.” This is a great lesson combining psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

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

Mini Golf Battleground | WordGirl

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Becky really wants to win the mini golf tournament, but is having trouble beating Eileen, the cheater.

Action Verbs

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In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students connect exercise and literacy. The teacher reads a sentence aloud and students must identify the action verb that was read and then act it out accordingly. This is a great lesson to combine focus on cognitive and psychomotor skills.

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

Career Connections | Speech Therapist

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A speech therapist from Sunshine, a community for people with developmental disabilities, explains how she helps clients develop their communication skills and shares the background, training, and education necessary for success in her field.

HealthBeat-Get Physical

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In this lesson students learn about the importance of physical exercise.

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