Energy

The capacity for vigorous activity; available power

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 6-8
  • 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? Are you similar to this person or different?

Learning Environment

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

Community

Identify the different energy sources within your community.

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a paragraph 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? How has this energy source impacted your life?

STEM

Participate in a class “Shark Tank” competition. Take on the role of entrepreneur and invent a new type of renewable energy. Try to convince the "sharks" (classmates) why your renewable energy is the most sustainable.

Fun Fact

Some forms of energy are cleaner than others. In California, only 1% of electricity comes from coal. In other states, as much as 90% of electricity is generated from coal.