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Third Grade Unit: Fitness
Third Grade Fitness Objectives PE. 3. HF. 3. 1 Summarize four or more of the five health-related fitness assessments and the associated exercises. PE. 3. HF. 3. 3 Implement moderate to vigorous physical activities that increase breathing and heart rate, at least four to seven times each week, for increasing periods of time. PE. 3. MC. 2. 4 Illustrate a variety of activities that are associated with four or more of the health-related fitness components. What does this mean to you? In this unit you will be learning about fitness and 4 different kinds of exercises that can help make you fit. You will still need to be able to recognize and draw pictures as well as recognize videos of all 4 different exercises just like last year. This year you will start taking physical fitness assessments in your Physical education class. The test you take will be measuring your flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. You will want to be sure to try your best. Assessments Cardiovascular Endurance (cardio): Muscular Strength: 1. One Mile Jog/Run 2. Beep Test 1. Push Up Test Flexibility: Muscular Endurance: 1. Sit and Reach Test 1. Curl Up Test
1 Mile Jog/Run (Cardio) You will be asked to get the lowest time possible for you over distance of 1 mile. You will want to pace yourself. Try picking a speed like jogging that you can keep up for most of the mile. You do not want to start out as fast as you can like you are running a short race. This is an endurance exercise and you want a nice steady pace.
Beep Test (cardio) This is an assessment where a beep sound will pace you, unlike the mile where you had to pick your speed to travel. You will be running between 2 spots that are 20 meters away from each other. When the assessment starts you will hear a beep. That means go. You must get to the other spot before you hear another beep. If you get there before you hear it, wait there and run back when you do hear the next beep. You are trying to stay in the assessment as long as you can.
Sit and Reach (flexibility) The sit and reach assessment will test the flexibility of your hamstrings (back of your legs) and your lower back muscles. You will need to sit in front of a measuring box with one leg flat on the floor and the other knee bent up. You will then reach down as for as you can with both hands to get a measurement. You will then switch the position of your legs repeat the same action.
Curl Ups (muscular endurance) The curl up assessment will be a 60 second test of your abdominal (stomach) muscles and your lower back muscles. You will lay on a mat with your knees bent. You will have a partner there to hold your feet down during the test. You must keep your arm crossed over your chest the whole time. When the test starts you will curl up until your elbows can touch your legs. When they do touch them you lay back flat on the mat and repeat. You may be asked to follow a voice telling you when to do your curl ups or you may be asked to do this as many times as you can in 1 minute.
Push Ups (muscular strength) This assessment will test the strength of your upper body muscles. Some of those muscles are your arms, chest, and back. You will resting with a straight back on your hands and toes. Remembering to keep your fingers pointed forward and eyes facing the ground. You will then need to bend your elbows until they are at a 90 degree angle. Your teacher may have some equipment to help you know how far to bend. Once your elbows reach a 90 degree angle you may push yourself back up. You may be asked to follow a voice telling you when to do your push ups called a cadence or you may be asked to do as many as you can in one minute.
Third Grade Fitness Summary By the end of this fitness unit you will need to be able to recognize and draw pictures, as well as recognize videos, of all 4 different exercises. You will want to make sure that you tried your very best on all of the physical fitness tests that your teacher asked you to take. Cardiovascular Endurance (cardio): Muscular Strength: 1. One Mile Jog/Run 2. Beep Test 1. Push Up Test Flexibility: Muscular Endurance: 1. Sit and Reach Test 1. Curl Up Test