Physical Education

The Health Benefits of Exercise

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Minnie, a teenager living with diabetes, goes to a gym for the first time to work out in this video adapted from Living with MyType2. Minnie’s coach, Brandi, guides her through different exercises and stretches. She also discusses some strategies that Minnie can adopt to stay motivated to exercise and help control her diabetes.

Career Connections | Occupational Therapist

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Occupational therapists are critical in helping patients regain, develop and strengthen essential skills to function in everyday life.

The Couch Potato Blues | The Healthy Kids Project

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Learn that food and physical activity affect how we feel. Healthy choices help us to feel good and to perform at our best!

Sports Fitness

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In this Kindergarten through 5th grade Kids in Motion video, students learn about fitness and sports. Students follow along with their teacher to perform exercises that can be found in all different sports. Using the entire body to target all muscle groups, students get fit acting out commonly known sports such as basketball, tennis, and swimming. This lesson focuses largely on the use of psychomotor skills.

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

Memory Lane Fitness

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With this Kindergarten through 5th grade activity, students get a brain and body workout! Students work in pairs as the teacher calls out physical tasks such as high fives and tunnel tens. As the teacher is calling out these partner exercises, students must listen carefully to not only complete them but complete them in sequential order. Every time a student forgets an exercise they must do 10 jumping jacks and start from the beginning. This is a great activity to focus on psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

Tic-Tac-Toe Hand Clap | Full-Time Kid

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Grab a friend and learn this fun Tic-tac-toe hand clap! Once you've mastered the beats, learn the song and sing along! How fast can you go?

Getting Fit at the Gym

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Learn about the kinds of exercises high school students do to get in shape, in this video adapted from the In the Mix. Students talk about the benefits of exercise, which include strengthening muscles for other activities, such as dance, boosting energy levels, losing fat, and reducing stress.

NOVA scienceNOW: How the Body Responds to Exercise

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This video segment adapted from NOVA describes the effect of exercise on the body and defines one measure used to gauge aerobic fitness. VO2 max (maximal volume of oxygen uptake) is a measurement of how well the body gets and consumes the oxygen that muscles need in order to sustain activity. Learn how the entire cardiovascular system benefits from exercise and how the body's response to the demands of physical activity is a survival mechanism.

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

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. 

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