Bicycle Education Lesson Plans - 6th Grade
Identify and describe the structure and function of the major body systems.
Analyze nutritional concepts that impact health.
- caloric content of foods
- relationship of food intake and physical activity (energy output)
- nutrient requirements
- label reading
- healthful food selection
Explain factors that influence childhood and adolescent drug use.
- peer influence
- body image (e.g., steroids, enhancers)
- social acceptance
- media influence
- decision-making/refusal skills
- rules, regulations and laws
Identify health problems that can occur throughout life and describe ways to prevent them.
- diseases (e.g., cancer, diabetes, STD/HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease)
- preventions (i.e. do not smoke, maintain proper weight, eat a balanced diet, practice sexual abstinence, be physically active)
To teach students the importance of wearing a properly fitted and approved helmet whenever they ride
- To teach students the handling and safety skills appropriate to their age and stage of bicycling
- To teach students to understand that a bicycle is a vehicle that has all the rights and obligations of any other legal vehicle on the road
- To teach students about the health and fitness benefits of cycling
- To teach students that cycling can be a healthy life-long activity that may potentially increase positively in intensity and complexity with age and experience
Lesson Essential Question(s)
A. Bicycle Safety and Injury Prevention
- Helmet Safety - 10-20 minutes
- ABC Hand Check - 10-15 minutes
B. Bicycle Handling Skills - varies
C. Understanding the Cycling Environment - varies
D. Cycling and Your Health - varies
E. Cycling in Your Community - varies
Suggested Instructional Strategies
Described in each lesson plan.
Sample testing materials in each leson.