Professional Development

Implementing Science into P.E.

The educational benefits of incorporating technology into P.E.

There are many educational benefits of using different types of technology in the classroom. With having a diverse classroom population using different teaching styles will help students attain the information being taught. Using technology such as different types of probes can also benefit the students ability to understand the content. Also probes can decrease the range of mistakes made by human measurements, when taking an individual's own heart rate there could be issues of finding a pulse, time frame of measurement and recording of data. Some examples of probes that can be used in Physical Education are Heart Rate Monitors, Pedometers, Blood Pressure Cuffs.
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Cardiovascular Endurance Lesson

An example of an lesson that can incorporate probes in a Physical Education is teaching student students about the impact physical activity has on an individual's heart rate. Students will be introduced on how to find their Heart Rate by locating their pulse on their wrist or neck. They will also be introduced to using Heart Rate monitors that the Physical Education department has for equipment; students will have to find their resting Heart Rate before they begin the lesson. Attached is a link of the lesson:

Student assignment using Probes

The following link is an example of an assignment that students used to track the data of their Heart Rate throughout the lesson.


Teachers will be assigned to research Physical Education probes that they believe can help improve their lessons throughout the school year. Teachers will be asked to do the following:

1)Find a probe they would like to incorporate into the P.E . curriculum

2) Explain how this probe is tied into Physical Education.(1 or multiple units)

3) Cost of the probes

4)Sample lesson that incorporates the subject of Science

After an overview of the sample lesson, teachers will partake in a portion of the lesson that the students participated in. Teachers will find their resting Heart Rate using the probes, along with finding their pulse on neck or wrist;teachers will record the information on the worksheet.

Teachers will then participate in activities of (Jumping jacks, Jogging in place, Moving Chairs, and Stretching) and track the increase or decrease in their Heart Rate using the probes.