These resources help students investigate our growing understanding of the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. Drawing on sports psychology and the latest developments in brain science, long-held ideas of what makes you “you” are explored and challenged.
These resources can help your students build an understanding of why we eat and what foods we should consume to improve physical well-being and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Make sure to watch the video to find out what top athletes and coaches consider in their diet, and why beetroot is one of David Weir’s power foods.
This excel worksheet reinforces the focus for students to know how to take their pulse. It is a template for all areas of sport and activity. It has been used effectively in jump rope, basketball and WOD lessons and engages students to work out at their own pace based on their heart rate.
This activity worksheet is an interactive class exercise for students who have at least a general idea of health-related fitness concepts (e.g. 12 years of age and older). Each student has a fitness topic bingo sheet and a pen. Students mingle around the room collecting signatures from other students who can say “YES” to a topic in a particular box. The game can stop when someone has five-in-a-row or when someone fills his or her entire card with at least one signature in each box (my favorite way to play). This activity is a nice way to get students interacting and learning about each other. It’s also a nice lead in to discuss a wide variety of fitness-related topics. For example, eating habits, exercise habits, fitness levels, and fitness practices. You can also take the idea and create other signature bingo cards for different subject areas. Dr. Chris Cavert Northeatern...
Just a few of my favourite fitness games. These resources are great to use as a warm up activity or as part of a fitness unit and can be used for upper primary students through to middle secondary students. The Match Up activity is a practical way to cover theory content or can be aimed at a revision exercise that keeps students active. The activity can be modified based on the age group or content area.