Physical Education

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.

Odd Todd & Even Steven

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Solve the multiplication problems on the screen to improve your mental math skills before determining if the product is odd or even. Then Odd Todd or Even Steven will give you exercises to try along with the kids in the video.

Tai Ji Dance | Beauty of Jasmine

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In this performance, students demonstrate Tai Ji, a popular cultural exercise program from China. People gather in parks or other designated areas in their community and practice Tai Ji together. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

Go Outside and Play: Sculpture Garden | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Playing outside makes kids happy and healthy! In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, kids learn about art by visiting the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Garden, Des Moines, Iowa. Kids define and analyze the meaning of different sculptures as they stroll through the garden.

3 Easy Dance Moves | Full-Time Kid

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You don't need a rocket, track or garden to do the Moonwalk, Running Man and Cabbage Patch dance moves. You just need socks, energy and a little guidance from Mya, the Full-Time Kid!

DIY: How to Walk a Tightrope

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In this presentation, Big Apple Circus performer Sara Schwarz shows students interested in the art of tightrope walking how to get started. She discusses daily routines, balance-optimizing exercises, the physics involved in successfully walking the tightrope, and the dedication required to master this art.

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

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UNFORGIVABLE BLACKNESS: THE RISE AND FALL OF JACK JOHNSON tells the story of the first African-American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports and his struggle, in and out of the ring, to live his life as a free man.

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Middle
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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon

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There is a new gym teacher coming to school. The kids say he is a real monster! Imagine their surprise when they discover he is a regular guy...and they actually like gym. Narrated by Joey Stack.

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Primary
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