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(Emily)

INTRODUCTION
Introduce ourselves and the topic
Show 5 - who can show us this?
Outline presentation: Start with a heads up competition, go over some science terms and how
they relate to physical activity, separate into groups and do a scavenger hunt activity

OBJECTIVES
1. Students will set 2 physical activity goals to keep their bodies in motion.
2. Students will be able to name 2 benefits of being physically active.

(Brooke)
ICEBREAKER
Separate class into 2 teams; have class pick team names; Combine a physical activity or sport
with an animal; for example- the kayaking monkeys, the running turtle
Heads up game; each team member must take at least one turn holding an index card with a
physical activity written on it. They will hold the index card on their forehead and the rest of the
group will act it out, and the cardholder will guess the physical activity. First team to get through
their entire stack of cards wins bragging rights.
The only person allowed to talk in the person holding the card and guessing
Play music in background12 different physical activities to act out: Yoga, tennis, ballet, karate, volleyball, swimming,
skiing, rock climbing, walking the dog, kayaking/canoeing, hockey, basketball, (soccer)
Transition: (Brooke)
Have the students return to their seats.
When we engage in physical activity, we are demonstrating different laws of motion.
CONTENT

1.Review Newtons 1st Law of Motion (Brooke)


Ask for a volunteer to give definition
An object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion
2. (Brooke) When we engage in physical activity, we are demonstrating different laws of motion
-Ask for a volunteer:

ex: push-up (force of gravity pulling us toward the earth, force of muscles pushing back up)
use to explain force: simply a push or a pull
ex: sit up (force of gravity pushing body toward the ground, force of muscles pulls the body up)
use to explain gravity: a force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses)
ex: plank (forces of gravity and of muscles are equal, so it is a balanced force)
use to explain net force: combination of all forces acting on an object
use to explain balanced force: when the forces of an object produce a net force of 0 N.
ex: football player (heading full speed for the end zone until tackled by the defense)

use to explain inertia: the tendency of a moving object to resist a change in speed or direction
until an outside force acts on the object

We use the laws of motion every time we are physically active!


Ask if anyone wants to give an example of their physical activity and the laws of motion that are
included -- allow for other examples to be given

Now that weve gone over some definitions related to force & motion, what is Newtons 1st Law
of Motion? (Emily)
Newtons Laws relate literally to everyday physical activities, but Newtons 1st Law also relates
to an active lifestyle
An object at rest tends to stay at rest, an object in motion tends to stay in motion
If you get into a routine of being physically active with your friends or family, or by joining some
kind of club or team you are more likely to maintain your habit
If you get into the habit of going home everyday after school and watching TV, playing video
games, or going on the computer, you are more likely to maintain this habit.
How much physical activity do you think you need every day?
4. Recommendations for Physical Activity (Brooke)
60 minutes every day
All activity throughout the day can contribute to your 60 minutes - it doesnt all have to be done
at once
What else is important to be doing when youre being physically active? hint: think of your
hydration presentation
also keeping your water bottles clean is important to wash away those germs every night
Ask them to give examples of different types of physical activity they can be doing

ACTIVITY (Emily give instructions)


Scavenger hunt to find out the benefits of being physically active using your knowledge of
Newtons laws of motion
Chain activity (give fill in the blanks for benefits of PA, ? related to physical activity and forces)
Example: The definition of this word is simply a push or a pull
force, #1: energy

3. Health Benefits of Physical Activity (Brooke write these on board during activity)
Can give you more energy
Can help you sleep more restfully
Helps decrease stress
Improves your concentration in school
Increasing muscular strength
Helps maintain healthy bones
Promotes long-term health !

4. Go through and discuss benefits (Emily)


(Write these down on the board with the blanks empty and have 1 member from each group
come up and fill in the blank)

EVALUATION (Brooke give instructions)


Give sheet:
What are 2 things you can do this week to keep your body in motion to be physically active for
60 minutes/day?
What are 2 benefits of physical activity that are important to you?
Next week we will check in to see how you all did with your physical activity goals.

CALL TO ACTION
Strive for 60 minutes of physical activity everyday

CLOSING
We will be back next week to discuss different nutrients you need and what foods can provide
them for you