Fun Stuff for Physical Education #85
November 19, 2009

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #85
November 19, 2009

Dick Moss, Editor, PE

1. Editor's Note

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What free content will you find in this issue of Fun Stuff?

  • "From the Web," features a website that provides plans for a stationary bicycle that generates electricity - a great cross-curricular project for your students.
  • "PE Update Blog" discusses the fact that dirty players might fool the refs, but they may also end up on YouTube.
  • "From the Archives" provides an article that describes how to use the crowds in holiday shopping malls to promote and fundraise for your school teams or PE programs.
There are also many free resources on the PE website, including more than 35 sample articles, a links page, the latest PE-related news and headlines, and the Fun Stuff newsletter archive.

For those of you who are PE members, this issue includes a list of the latest articles added to the website. Of course, paid PE Update members receive many other advantages, including access to over 2100 searchable articles that you can read, print or email; the PE forum; and dozens of instructional videos.

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PE Update Video Tour I hope you enjoy this issue! Dick Moss, Editor



Fun Stuff for Physical Education #85
November 19, 2009
2. From the Web


Here's an interesting project you can undertake with your students that will combine science, shop and PE class. The website below provides plans for making your own pedal-powered generator that using a stationary bicycle human-power to generate electricity. There is a link specifically for teachers; a video that shows the generator in action - powering a television; a green virtual gym that links users of the generator; many examples of science projects you can perform;and lots of other information. The plans cost $50 and the parts for the entire unit can be purchased at retail prices for $230…but there are lots of ways to reduce the costs, for example, by recycling an old bicycle.

See the website at:



Fun Stuff for Physical Education #85
November 19, 2009
3. New Additions to the Website Here are the Articles that were added to the PE Update website over the past two weeks.
These articles are available only to paid members of PE
  • Badminton: Watch for a Lateral Weight Shift to Neutralize a Rushing Serve Receiver
    To counter an aggressive serve receiver, serve to the side opposite a lateral weight shift.
  • Games: Chopstick Relay
    A relay game in which students must learn to use chopsticks. Good for physical education classes or for in-class fitness breaks.
  • Humour: Funny Sports Medicine Terms
    A reproducible page showing funny definitions for common sports- medicine terms.
  • Strength: The "Fearsome Four" Leg Exercise Series
    A series of one-legged exercises that can be performed quickly and are highly specific to running. Can be performed with stretch tubes so are excellent for physical education classes or varsity teams.
  • XC Running: An Intense Warmup Routine for XC & Distance Running Races
    A distance running warmup that includes a three-minute hard repetition can be more effective than the traditional jog-drills-and strides routine.
The PE website has 386 other articles on these five topics! Become a member and you can access all that information today! Click Here!



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November 19, 2009
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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #85
November 19, 2009
4. From the PE Update Blog Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

Dirty players may avoid detection by the referees, but somebody in the stands will observe their dirty tricks -- and that somebody may have a video camera!
To read more, go to the PE Update Blog:




Fun Stuff for Physical Education #85
November 19, 2009
5. From the Archives In every issue, I'll highlight a useful article from the PE Update Archives. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever! This issue's article is: PROMOTION/FUNDRAISING: SHOPPING MALL EXHIBITS

With the holiday season fast approaching, shopping malls will soon be crowded. Here's a way to take advantage of the crowds for team/program promotion or fundraising.

The PE website has 106 other "Promotion & Fundraising" articles ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!



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