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ERIC Number: EJ826163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Applying Newton's Apple to Elementary Physical Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Gagen, Linda; Getchell, Nancy
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n8 p43-51 Oct 2008
The NASPE standards for physical education programs stress that students should not only achieve competence in physical skills but also acquire and integrate the underlying concepts that can lead to effective movement. Physical educators can successfully embed these underlying concepts into the daily skill instruction and guided practice in their classes by designing lessons that teach key scientific bases of movement. This article discusses Newton's laws of motion, as a scientific basis for movement skills, from an elementary school physical education perspective. It also includes guided questions designed to help the elementary physical educator to apply these laws in daily instructional activities. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A