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Student Fitness: What Can Schools Do?
American students are bigger, slower and sicker than ever before. This epidemic has prompted schools to take an active role in reversing the sedentary lifestyles of many young people

NFL School Program Makes Fitness FunThe NFL Play 60 program strives to increase the physical activity levels of kids in school.

Plinkoball Helps Students Exercise Math Skills
In search of a way to liven up the playground, elementary principal Sam Slarskey came up with Plinkoball, a game in which kids launch balls at funnels and calculate their scores based on where they were standing and the balls path to the ground.

Ball/Barrel Attack
Charles Milliren, who teaches at Owen-Withee Elementary School in Owen, Wisconsin, submitted this lesson, which provides a PE game that will build teamwork skills as students get an excellent workout. (Grades 3-8)

Fantastic Field Days!
May is the month when many schools hold their annual field days. So, Ed World's editors decided to jump in with great activities to make this year's field day the best one ever! Included: Fun activities, relays, and games that all students can excel in.

PE & Health

Looking for fresh PE & health teaching ideas? Education World presents a variety of PE & health resources that all teachers can use to liven up instruction. Find dozens of valuable PE & health teaching ideas in our PE & Health Subject Center.

Iditarod Math: Ten Math Work Sheets Teach About the Iditarod
The Iditarod is a "teachable moment" that rivals few others. Wise teachers use this annual sled dog race to teach geography and language skills, history, and science. This week, Education World provides 10 math work sheets for students in grades 4 to 8.

Fitness Fun Times Five
Celebrate Physical Fitness Month with five new lessons that combine fitness fun with other subjects.

Be a Sport for Sports Safety!
Calling all sports fans! April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, an annual campaign to encourage safety in sports participation. This week, Education World offers five lessons that will help students learn about ways they can stay safe while having fun participating in athletic and recreational activities!

The Web Puts 'Fizz' Into Phys-ical Fitness!
Now that the season of buds and blossoms is in full swing, spring your students into action for a healthier life! May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the perfect time to reinforce the value of exercise and physical activity for better health. The Web has just the resources to help you with new games, ideas, and lessons that will make your students jump for joy! Included: Stretches for cyber fitness too!

Take Them Out to the Ball Game!
When baseball fever strikes, these activities from Education World can be the perfect antidote. Included: A stadium full of activities and links to team sites, baseball math sites, cross-curricular projects -- and even the famous Abbott and Costello "Who's On First?" script!

Super Bowl Blitz: Football-Related Activities for Fans of All Ages!
Whether you're a football fanatic on the line of scrimmage or a bashful blocker in the backfield, you can make the most of the upcoming Super Bowl frenzy! Get the attention of every boy -- and girl -- in your classroom with these play-action passes. You'll be the coach with a team of open receivers!

Let's Get Physical!
Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month with Education World's tour of physical fitness Web sites. Get your students moving with hundreds of "active-ities" -- with the emphasis on active! Included: An activity idea from each site!