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.

50 States Part 1

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In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students travel virtually to 25 different states from Alabama to Missouri. While on their journey students explore geography, learn state capitals and interesting facts along the way. Movements are unique and incorporate highlights from each state such as surfing in California. This lesson incorporates social studies skills with psychomotor skills. 

Career Connections | Equestrian Therapist

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A riding instructor and barn manager discusses her career in equestrian therapy at a nonprofit that caters to people with developmental disabilities. This video tells the story of an exciting career for those who love horses and want to make a difference.

Career Connections | Special Education Teachers

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Go inside the classrooms of two intervention specialists with two different roles in special education. Watch and see how intervention specialists help all kids learn, and hear how the teachers seek ways to learn from others every day.

Ice Warriors: Sled Hockey 101

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Learn from players on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team about the sport of sled hockey in this video from “Ice Warriors,” and then use the support materials to learn about the engineering design process. People with different types of disabilities can play sled hockey, including amputees and people born with spina bifida. The game is similar to regulation or NHL ice hockey—called “stand-up hockey” by the sled hockey players—but players sit on sleds with metal skate blades attached and use their arms to move the sleds. Their sticks, one in each hand, have a shooting curve on one end and small picks on the other. Players use the picks to propel themselves around the ice. The rules are the same as ice hockey: move the puck, get in good scoring position, and play good defense. This resource is part of the Adaptive Technologies Collection.

We Have Bodies | The Healthy Kids Project

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Learn how the body is required for every single thing humans do in life and how taking care of our bodies can produce better performance in every aspect of our lives.

What are Sports? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids that a sport is a game that challenges your body and your mind. You can earn points for being fast, strong or skilled.

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