Power Up Lesson Plans, PBS Learning Media

Springtime offers the perfect backdrop for promoting physical activity and engaging students in immersive learning experiences. Use this power-packed mix of resources from PBS LearningMedia to help your students understand the importance of movement in their daily lives.

The Truth About Exercise: What is Your NEAT? Grades 6-13 | Video | The Human Body This obesity expert proposes that the best way to improve health is to increase your “NEAT” level. Ask your students to investigate his theory.

Titanium Chairs & Cheetah Legs Grades 6-12 | Video | Technology in Sport Introduce your students to the specialized wheelchairs, prosthetics, and other high-tech “tools of the trade” that allow Paralympic athletes to compete in various high-impact sports.

Power Your Body with Exercise Grades 5-8 | Blended Lesson | Impact of Exercise Invite your students to examine the changes that occur in the body in response to physical activity using this new blended lesson from WGBH.

Mixie’s Boogie Buffet Grades 1-4 | Interactive | Health What better way to kick off a lesson on exercise than to get your students up on their feet? Use this interactive game to break the ice.

Increasing Physical Activity in Schools Grades 13+ | Blended Lesson | Professional Development Higher levels of physical activity support learning, on-task behavior, and the development of lifelong wellness. Learn how to increase the activity level at your school using this self-paced lesson.


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