Energy

The capacity for vigorous activity; available power

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 4-5
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Cardio
  • Excercise:  Jumping Jacks
  • Target:  Total Body + Cardio Burst
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Jump your legs out and separate your feet wider than your hips, as you extend your arms and clap your hands above your head
3. Jump back into the original position with your feet together and your hands by your sides

Sequence

– 20 jumping jacks

Modification

If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– March in place, swinging your arms

Reflect

You can customize the reflection prompts to meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson by choosing different prompts — each workout can reveal something new for students!

Icon of a body with vibration lines on the sides of it.

How does your body feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a profile view of a person’s head with a speech bubble where the brain would be.

How does your mind feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Energy mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time in your life when you felt energized about something.

Present

Do you feel like you have more energy when you are alone or surrounded by a lot of people? Why?

Future

Describe an upcoming event in your life (i.e. party, sporting competition, holiday, performance) that you feel energized about.

Real-World Connection

Family

Describe someone in your family who has a lot of energy. What does it feel like to be around this person?

Learning Environment

What are some ways that you release excess energy during the school day?

Community

Describe an area in your community that feels very energized. What does this place look like? Sound like? Feel like?

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a sentence describing an activity in your life (i.e. hobby, sport, game) that energizes you.

Social Studies

Name an inventor who created a new energy source. What problem were they trying to solve?

STEM

Practice being an “energy detective” by finding all of the energy sources in your classroom.

Fun Fact

Thunderstorms are one way for the Earth’s atmosphere to release energy. There are 2,000 thunderstorms on Earth every minute!