7th/8th Grade Physical Education--7th Grade Active Health

Thanks for a GREAT year in PE Falcons! Congratulations 8th graders--High School is going to be awesome! We will see all of you 7th graders next school year for another progressive adventure in PE.

Remember to keep enjoying fitness this summer. Try something new---get out of your comfort zone a bit. Great achievements await!

Eat REAL food whenever you can!

Vocabulary Word of the Week
4th Quarter

Week #7-Recovery Rate—The time necessary for an exercise-induced elevated heart rate to return to a normal resting heart rate.

Week #6- Critical Thinking- the ability to analyze facts, generate and organize ideas, defend opinions, make comparisons, draw inferences, evaluate arguments and solve problems.

Week #5-Creativity-The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.

Week #4-Cooperation- An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.

Week #3-Collaboration-To work with another person or group in order to achieve a certain goal.

Week #2-Overload principle-A principle of training that establishes a minimum threshold and requires one to exceed that threshold to benefit from the chosen physical activity.

Week #1-Range of Motion- ROM, is a term commonly used to refer to the movement of a joint from full flexion to full extension.

3rd Quarter Words

Week #9 - Locomotor movements - Basic motor skills such as jumping, leaping, sliding, running, etc...

Week #8 Core Muscles—The abdominal, back, hip, and pelvic floor muscles

Week #7 Cool-Down Exercises—Five to ten minutes of light to moderate physical activity.
Cool-down exercises help the body recover from exercise. This process maintains blood pressure, helps enhance venous return, and prevents blood from pooling in the muscles.

Week #6-Health-related physical fitness—Consists of those components of physical fitness that have a relationship to good health: body composition, aerobic capacity, flexibility, muscle endurance, and muscle strength.

Week #5-Body Composition—The proportion of fat-free mass (e.g., muscle, bone, vital organs, and tissues) to fat mass in the body.

Week #4-Biomechanics—The study of human movement and how such movement is influenced by gravity, friction, and the laws of motion. It involves the analysis of force, including muscle force that produces movements and impact force that may cause injuries. It explains why motor skills are performed in explicit ways in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Week #3-Velocity-the speed of something in a given direction. synonyms:speed, pace, rate, tempo, momentum

Week #2-Aesthetics-The understanding and appreciation of beauty in human movement.

Week #1-Type 2 Diabetes-Is a long term metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin.


Vocabulary Word of the Week
Second Quarter

Week #10 - Set-A set is the number of cycles of reps that you complete. For example, suppose you complete 15 reps of a bench press. You would say you've completed "one SET of 15 reps."

Week #9-Repetition-A "rep" is the number of times you perform a specific exercise. Example: "I just did 10 push ups" 10 is the amount of "reps"

Week #8- Nutrients- a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.

Week #7-Calorie- a unit of heat used to indicate the amount of energy that foods will produce in the human body.

Try to eat nutrient dense foods that have the the most usable calories. Try to not eat foods that contain 'empty calories'--Calories that do not provide any or little nutrition for you.

Week #6- -Abdominal-Anything abdominal relates to the midsection of your body, just below your chest and above your pelvis. Abdominal muscles are sometimes called “abs” and they’re the muscles in your abdomen.

Week #5- Portion how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package or in your own kitchen. A portion is 100 percent under our control.

Week #4- Metabolism- includes all the processes your body does to turn food into energy and keep you going.

Week #3-Target Heart Rate Zone (THRZ)

A safe range of activity intensity that can be used to enhance the level of aerobic capacity.

Week#2-Muscle Strength—The ability of a muscle to exert force against a resistance one time. Strength is measured as the amount of force a muscle can produce.

Week #1-Muscle Endurance—The ability to contract the muscles many times without tiring or the ability to hold one contraction for an extended period.


Week #6-Hydrated-to supply the body with sufficient amounts of fluid or moisture (water) so as to avoid headaches and muscle cramps.

Week #5-Vigorous-intensity physical activity generally requires sustained, rhythmic movements and refers to a level of effort a healthy individual might expend while, for example, jogging, participating in high-impact aerobic dancing, swimming continuous laps, or bicycling uphill. Vigorous-intensity physical activity may be intense enough to result in a significant increase in heart and respiration rate.

Week #4-Moderate physical activity- any activity that gets you moving fast enough or strenuously enough to burn off three to six times as much energy per minute as you do when you are sitting quietly. Examples: Power walking, jogging, cycling, swimming.

Week #3-Physical Activity—Bodily movement that is produced by the contraction of skeletal muscle and that substantially increases energy expenditure, including exercise, sport, dance, and other movement forms.

Week #2 Healthy Fitness Zone-Standards established that represent levels of fitness that offer some degree of protection against diseases that can result from sedentary living. These standards are organized by gender and age.

Week #1-Cardiovascular endurance-A component of health-related fitness that describes the ability of the heart, blood vessels, and respiratory system to supply oxygen and nutrients to the muscles during exercise.


**The salad ordering website is up and running! You can also order a custom sandwich!**

Order a healthy entree salad or sandwich for lunch!! Tuffree piloted an exciting online ordering system for healthy salads and sandwiches! SIMPLY visit and scroll towards the bottom of the page. There you will see the direct link (Thanks Mr. Miller) to the salad/sandwich ordering page!

Cardio/Vocabulary logs will be handed out on September 12th. Week #1 logs will be checked on September 19th.

Cardio logs/vocabulary logs are checked every Monday. They are excepted on Tuesday for 1/2 credit. Remember---You have 7 days to complete them!

P.E. Makeups!
If you miss a day of PE, you must physically makeup the activtiy you miss. Makeups times are available before and after school, or at lunch if needed. Please refer to your handbook for more details. You may also inquire with me about details and scheduling.

Cardio/Vocab logs are also located at the 7th/8th grade link under Files.

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