Activity Works

Safety first doesn't mean we can't have fun!

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Safety first kids!

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Super-Duper Safety Troopers Super-Duper Safety Troopers Super-Duper Safety Troopers

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Don't forget a helmet
Don't forget a helmet

Wearing a helmet is the most effective way to reduce bicycle-related injuries.

Yellow means caution!
Yellow means caution!

When the light turns to yellow, its time to slow down and stop.

School bus safety
School bus safety

Always walk to the bus stop. Never run. Make sure the red Stop sign is out before boarding the bus.

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lesson plan lesson plan

Overview:

It’s time to pack your bags! Students will go on a trip to the park and learn about safety along the way. Home, bus, water, weather, bike, car, and fire safety will be highlighted as students engage in a variety of creative and fun movements.

Lesson:

National Standard(s) Addressed:

#6 Personal and Social Perspectives – Personal Health & Resources

Goals

Performance

Students will identify potential hazards in daily life.

Cognitive

Students will understand the actions needed to take to be safe in daily life.

Affective

Students will be motivated to make safe choices.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

Lightning: A powerful electrical discharge made during a thunderstorm. The electric current is very hot and causes the surrounding air to quickly expand. Lightning can occur between

clouds or between the clouds and the ground.

Thunder: Thunder is the sound

that accompanies lightning during a thunderstorm. The sound occurs because lightning creates so much heat that the air expands very quickly, pushing apart the air particles and causing vibrations. Thunder is also a result of electricity passing through the air, which causes air particles to vibrate.

Concentrate: To direct attention towards one activity or idea. It is important for a bus driver to concentrate

on driving and not focus his attention elsewhere.

Fire Extinguisher: A portable container that is filled with special chemicals to put out a fire.

Activate Prior Knowledge:

Talk to students about the importance of safety in our daily lives. Mention different kinds of safety (fire safety, home safety, car safety, etc.). Ask students to brainstorm 3-4 ways to be safe in daily life. Students should discuss these ideas briefly in small groups/pairs. Call on students to generate different actions we can take in our daily lives to maintain our safety.

Assess and Think Critically: Ask the class to recall the different types of safety presented in the Activity Works segment. Have students generate specific examples of how to act safely in different situations (while in a car/bus, on a bicycle, at the park, waiting at the bus stop, walking on the street, at home, etc.). Ask students to think of other types of safety that were not mentioned in the segment and the measures they should take to maintain their safety in those situations as well.

Overview:

It’s time to pack your bags! Students will go on a trip to the park and learn about safety along the way. Home, bus, water, weather, bike, car, and fire safety will be highlighted as students engage in a variety of creative and fun movements.

Lesson:

Sports Safety

National Standard(s) Addressed:

#5 Physical Activity – Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.

Goals

Performance

Students will identify different types of safety equipment used in various sports.

Cognitive

Students will understand how sports equipment protects athletes.

Affective

Students will value the use of protective equipment.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

Protective eyewear: Glasses, goggles, or other equipment that protects the eyes from injury. Sports that use sticks, balls, rackets come with the risk of blunt trauma and demand protective equipment for the eyes. Skiers, snowboarders, and mountaineers wear protective eyewear to protect from radiation injuries to the eyes, which are a result of the strong ultraviolet light of the sun.

Helmets: A hard hat that is worn to protect your head. It is important that a person’s helmet is fitted correctly. Helmets should be worn during football, hockey, baseball, cycling, skiing, and when snowboarding, among other sports.

Mouth Guards: Equipment worn inside a person’s mouth that protects his/her teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw from injury.

Safety Pads & Guards: Protective pieces of equipment that are mandatory

for contact sports. Safety pads and guards are made to protect specific body parts, ranging from shin, knee, elbow, wrist, chest, neck, shoulder, hip, and thigh pads.

Activate Prior Knowledge

Show students some visuals of sports safety equipment. Students may be asked to bring in a piece of protective equipment from home or equipment may be borrowed from your Physical Education Department. Ask students to identify the different types of protective equipment on display and for what sport(s) they are used. Talk about the most common sports injuries and how these injuries can often be prevented with safety equipment.

Assess and Think Critically

Show students some pictures of famous athletes whom they admire. Ask students to identify the types of equipment the athletes are wearing in the pictures. Prompt students to tell you why the athletes are wearing such equipment. Ask students if they can think of other measures they can take to be safe when playing sports (hydration, listening to your coach, following the rules and guidelines monitored by referees, etc.)