1. Topic-
Fitnessgram Analysis
 
2. Content-
Students will perform a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that will measure their aerobic capacity; muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility; and body composition.
Scores from these assessments are compared to Healthy Fitness zoneŽ standards to determine students' overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate. The scores will be entered in the Fitnessgram computer software by the student.
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Analyze and evaluate the student's aerobic capacity.
2.Measure levels of fitness needed for good health.
3.Evaluate muscular strength, muscular endurance,and muscular capacity.
 
4. Objectives-
1.Teach the student how to maintain a good level of health fitness.
2.Show the student how to enter data and analysis into the computer.
3.Emphasize the importance of physical conditioning.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
cones,radio,mattresses, paper and pencils,computers, sit and reach table, ruler
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

I will start by explaining the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and the positive effects of physical activity in our lives.
That being said, I will explain the activity we will be performing during the day
 

B. Development-

There will be three different assessment categories:
Aerobic Capacity - We will perform a PACER TEST.

Muscular Strength,Endurance, and Flexibility - Abdominal strength and endurance (curl-up)
Trunk extensor strength and endurance (trunk lift)
Upper body strength and endurance (choose from push-up, modified pull-up, and flexed arm hang)
Flexibility (choose from back-saver, sit-and-reach, and shoulder stretch.)

Body Composition-
Percent body fat (calculated from triceps and calf skinfolds or entered from an alternative measuring device)
Body mass index (calculated from height and weight)
 

C. Practice-

First we will measure the body composition of each student. Then,we will start by dividing the students into groups of two. We will go to each station one by one and perform each test.
First we will have the pacer. Each student will have to run from one side of the court to the other the most number of times they can at the rhythm of the music. They will write down their total amount of time.
We will move to abdominal strength and endurance and perform the most curl-ups we can.Then, we will do the trunk lift and measure how high up you can reach. Then, we will perform push-ups.

For the flexibility we will perform the sit-and-reach which consists of sitting down with your legs completely straight and try to reach into the table in front of you
 

D. Independent Practice-

For the independent practice we will have each student record all of their results and type them into the Fitnessgram computer program. They will print out and show me.This way they will know in which areas they are doing good and which areas need some improvement.
 

F. Checking for understanding-

The most important part of this class is for my students to understand their level of physical conditioning and recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle. I will make sure all the exercises are performed correctly.
 

G. Closure-

To close the class I will review the key points of this program and emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
 
7. Evaluation-
I will evaluate the participation of each of my students. Taking their results in consideration, I will prepare them in my P.E. classes so that next time I evaluate them, they show some improvement.
 

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