The Components of Physical Fitness

In my lesson I want to teach the 5 components of physical fitness which are, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and body composition.  For the sake of this project/lesson I am only going to stress the first 4 components because they are the most tangible for people to understand.

Most lessons designed to teach the components of physical fitness are structured in a way that demands students to learn the knowledge and be able to repeat it back.  I found many standard lessons such as this one that is designed to teach the lesson in a classroom lecture type format which many students tend to forget by the end of the day.  I continued my search and found other lessons such as this that are more interactive in teaching the components and individual testing but fail to detail ultimate learning outcomes where the student will carry the given knowledge.

In my lesson/game I would like students to learn the physical fitness components, understand them and be able associate the components with various physical activities.

Game mechanics & Rules:

On the game board there are definitions of the physical fitness components.. There is circle of sports and each athlete has a set level cooresponding toeach component… There is a list of rules detailing how to play the game

The Components of Physical Fitness Game

simplified rules:

the player will spin the arrow and when the arrow stops this is the athlete they must use, then the player will have 4 rolls of the dice but before each roll the player must choose which component they want to apply the following points for, there is a set limit of 18 if you go over 18 you win nothing, for every point you get without going over you win that amount in tickets, if you happen to get 18 then you get the points you rolled plus 10 bonus tickets, add the amount accumulated for all 4 rolls and that is your ticket amount… simple right???

In these two videos I demonstrate how to play the game, in the top video it is little better recorded because I had my friend record while I played and explained the game, in the bottom video I recorded my friend play while I narrated so the recording wasn’t that good…But overall I demonstrate how to play the game and it was pretty fun as me and my buddies played the game all night while at work, we kept tweaking the game trying to make it fun, good flowing and understandable… after awhile my friends became experts in the physical fitness components and were  able to associate them with the particular sport…