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Sixth Grade Health and Wellness Resources

Body Needs

Subject: Health Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Video
Why do we eat? How do our bodies use the foods we eat? What organ or system in your body may not be getting enough of what it needs? This interactive feature from NOVA will fill you in. Just click on a body part or on the name of a nutrient to find out what you need to eat to stay healthy. This interactive activity requires Adobe Flash Player.
Skill: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Georgia Standard: HE6.1
 
 
Subject: Health Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek demonstrates the path food takes in our body in order for us to absorb nutrients. The functions of the 6 nutrients of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water are described with examples of each nutrient.
Skill: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Georgia Standard: HE6.1
 
 
Subject: Health Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Document
This short and powerful activity helps students to understand the effects of bullying.
Skill: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Georgia Standard: HE6.2
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Teaches how to perform numerous Pilates exercises, such as single-leg circles, double-leg stretches, spine twists, and shoulder bridges. The program uses these and other exercises to complete an entire Pilates-workout routine with host Sarah Booth.
Skills: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of activities.
Participates regularly in physical activity.
Georgia Standards: PE6.1, PE6.3
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Explores the benefits of aerobic exercise with Miami Dolphins players Walt Aikens and Davon Godchaux. The players take students through heart-healthy and endurance-building exercises.
Skills: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of activities.
Participates regularly in physical activity.
Georgia Standards: PE6.1, PE6.3
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Joins NFL players Kenyan Drake and Raekwon McMillan from the Miami Dolphins, as well as AHA representatives, as they introduce ways in which students can develop their muscle strength.
Skills: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of activities.
Participates regularly in physical activity.
Georgia Standards: PE6.1, PE6.3