Classroom Activity

DO A SPACEWALK!
08.07.07
 
A Fit Explorer Mission Handout

Mission Question: How could you perform a physical activity that would improve increase muscular strength, as well as improve upper and lower body coordination?

Many activities require strength to support weight, and coordination to support weight and move without falling over. When riding a skateboard, doing push-ups, crawling across the ground, or lifting a backpack, you are developing muscular strength and coordination.

Crew Member Mission:
Students will
  • perform the “bear crawl” and “crab walk” to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination.
  • record observations about improvements in muscular strength and upper and lower body coordination during this physical experience in their Mission Journal.



EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
> Do a Spacewalk! Mission Handout
> Do a Spacewalk! Mission Log
> Do a Spacewalk! Educator Guide

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