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The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge Segment 4

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Product Type: Educator Guide, Lesson Plan/Activity, Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators
Grade Levels: 3-5
Publication Year: 2005
Product Number: EG-2005-10-09-LARC
Subjects: General Science: Health and Nutrition
Time Required: 2-3 days

As the Treehouse Detectives start to pull all the pieces together, they realize that they need to make lifestyle changes. Mr. Lynn Swann helps the detectives learn that physical activity should be fun and something you enjoy doing so that you continue to be active. They meet astronaut Alvin Drew to learn what NASA is doing to help keep astronauts healthy during long-duration space travel. Finally, they meet Dr. D for a wrap-up explanation that a healthy lifestyle includes many things but, especially, proper nutrition and daily physical activity.

 Objectives: Students will
      Demonstrate the importance of stretching activities before and after exercise.
      Simulate the effect of a reduced-gravity environment on the human body.
      Measure the effects of gravity on the spine.
      Make a model of a spine.
      Demonstrate the importance of flexibility to movement.
      Learn the benefits of an active lifestyle.

NASA SCI Files -- The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge Segment 4
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Video Duration: 12 minutes, 14 seconds
Video File Size: 134 MB

Segment 4 Description, Objectives and Vocabulary [563KB]

Lessons:
Stretch It Out [1.2MB]
Taking a Midnight Stretch [1.5MB]
A Spindly Spine [2.9MB]
Finding Physical Fitness [1.6MB]
Stretch and Tone Crossword Puzzle [871KB]
Answer Key [1.2MB]

This segment is a part of The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge Unit.
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