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Muscles, Bones, Joints, & Fitness

This health kit is designed to provide the background information to support the district Physical Education program’s focus on the components of fitness. There is background information in the teacher’s guide about the fitness standards so that classroom and P.E. teachers will be using the same vocabulary with students. The kit has a set of 32 FOSS Science Stories, The Human Body, and lessons in the teacher’s notebook. There are 4-6 lessons depending on how you choose to allocate time. In the first section, students read articles about bones with a focus on their function and the importance of exercise for strong bones; they label a diagram of the human skeleton. The second section introduces the three types of joints and their location in the body. In the third section, students learn the names, location, and functions of the major muscle groups and label them on a diagram. They also learn how muscles move the body and the relationship between exercise and muscle strength and endurance. Finally, the concept of fitness and its relation to the cardio-respiratory system is introduced.

Web resource:

http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/HumanBody/index.html

 

MUSCLES, BONES, JOINTS, AND FITNESS (SPANISH)

Exactly the same as the above kit in English….except the 32 student reading books, La Cuerpa Humana, are in Spanish!

 

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