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Problem Solving Lesson Plan 10

Lifting Weights

by Kamie Englebert /ED 381

Aim: Students will understand the value of physical fitness

Goal: Students will be able to identify components of physical fitness.

Objectives:

•  Students will identify 4 advantages of lifting weights.

•  Students will respect each other while training in the weight room.

•  Students will create their own weight lifting routine.

Problem Statement:  The 11th grade high school class at Jefferson High just finished going over the weight machines - safety, proper usage, what muscles are used with which machines, how many sets and repetitions to do for toning or building muscle.  The student's task is to design their own weight lifting program that they will use in class for the next three to four weeks.

Problem Conditions:

1.    The program must be computer generated.

2.     The program must be neat and organized.

3.    The program must include weight, number of repetitions, number of sets, seat settings and date.

4.    The program must include a picture of the machine - either hand drawn or computer generated.

Problem Parameters:

1.   The number of repetitions done has to be between 8-12.  The number should be lower if the students want to increase strength, and higher if the student wants to increase the tone of the muscle.

2.   The program must include at least four exercises for the lower body (may have more).

3.    The program must include at least four exercises for the upper body (may have more.)

4.    All of the exercises must have been included in the introduction at the beginning of the unit unless the teacher makes prior approval.

5.   The program that is created must be done three days per week.

6.    The listing the exercise machine the name of the muscle or muscles it works must be listed neatly on the program.

Process Skills

• The ability to know what muscles are in which area of the body.

• The ability to distinguish upper body muscles from lower body muscles.

•  The ability to distinguish between the number of repetitions to be done in order to increase strength or to tone the muscles.

• The ability to work safely.

• The ability to know and work within your specific limits.

• The ability to know what machine works what muscle.

• The ability to use organizational skills when putting the program together.

Evaluation Rubric:

 Emerging Developing Accomplished Exceeding Neatness The weight lifting program is not computer generate and it is very hard to read. The weight lifting program is computer generated, but it is messy and unorganized. The weight program is computer generated and is organized for the most part.  There are a couple parts that are unorganized. The weight program is computer generated and is very easy to read.  It is also well organized. Followed the Parameters Did not follow the parameters that were set for the weight program. Somewhat followed the parameters that were set for the weight program.  3 of the 6 parameters were met. Followed the parameters that were set for the most part.  4-5 of the 6 parameters were met. Followed the parameters of the weight program perfectly.  6 of the 6 parameters were met.

The teacher will collect the programs on a specified date.  The teacher will then look to see that the parameters were met and look for neatness, content, appropriate pictures and to made sure that the programs can be used in the physical education class.  The teacher will then grade the programs according to the rubric above and the previously mentioned topics.