JUMP FOR THE MOON
08.07.07
 
A Fit Explorer Mission Handout

Mission Question: How could you perform a physical activity that would increase bone strength, as well as heart and other muscle endurance?

Stronger bones allow you to run, jump, work and play with less chance of injury. A stronger heart and more muscular endurance will allow you to be physically active for a much longer time! You improve bone strength and heart and muscle endurance when repeatedly hopping on one leg, jumping rope or jumping to rebound a basketball.

Crew Member Mission:
Students will
  • perform jump training with a rope, both while stationary and moving, to increase bone strength and to improve heart and muscle endurance.
  • record observations about improvements in stationary and moving jump training during this physical experience in their Mission Journal.



EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
> Jump for the Moon Mission Handout
> Jump for the Moon Mission Log
> Jump for the Moon Educator Guide

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