Physical Fitness

Last Updated on May 9, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
Basic 6
TOPIC: Personal Fitness
Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. 
PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):
  1. Mention some components of Physical Fitness and Body conditioning e.g. agility, power, flexibility and balance;
  2. Demonstrate the execution of agility, power, flexibility and balance; Identify activities for measuring agility, power, flexibility and balance;
  3. Measure their agility, power, flexibility and balance levels;
  4. Mention the benefits of these fitness components.
ENTRY BEHAVIOR
The pupils are required to already have learnt physical health.
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:
  1. Charts
  2. Video Clips;Balance
  3. Beams;Wall;Chalk
  4. Measuring tape/ruler
  5. Stopwatch
  6. Field 
METHOD OF TEACHING:
  1. Explanatory
  2. Demonstration 
  3. Questions and answers 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.

COMPONENT OF PHYSICAL FITNESS
AGILITY

POWER

FLEXIBILITY



COORDINATION 


BALANCE

MEASURING OF PHYSICAL FITNESS Components 
  1. Measurement of agility – 10m shuttle run;
  2. Measurement of power – sergeant jump, standing broad jump;
  3. Measurement of flexibility – straight knee toe touch;
  4. Measurement of balance – beam walk
BENEFIT OF AGILITY, POWER, FLEXIBILITY AND BALANCE
  1. Injury prevention;
  2. The mind – body connection;
  3. Improved balance and coordination;
  4. Improved recovery time;
  5. Increased results in  mineral time.
PRESENTATION
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Mentions some components of Physical Fitness and Body conditioning e.g. agility, power, flexibility and balance;
  3. States the benefits of agility, power, flexibility and balance;
  4. Demonstrates the activities for measuring: agility, power, flexibility, balance;
  5. Demonstrates the measurement of the above physical fitness components;
  6. Supervises pupils’ activities.
    LEARNER’S’ ACTIVITIES:
    1. Mention some components of Physical Fitness and Body conditioning e.g. Agility, power, flexibility and balance;
    2. States the benefits of agility, power, flexibility and balance,
    3. Measure their agility, power, flexibility and balance.
    CONCLUSION
    To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
    LESSON EVALUATION
    Pupil to:

    1. Mention any three physical fitness exercises and body conditioning;
    2. State the benefits of agility, power, Flexibility and balance;
    3. Demonstrate the physical fitness exercises used to measure agility, power, flexibility and balance e.g. 10 metres shuttle jump, sergeant jump, standing broad jump etc.;
    4. Measure their agility, power, flexibility and balance levels.

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