Concept Mapping

                This concept map is about the Five Components of Fitness. The five components of fitness include muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and body composition. These components are important to any health or physical education classroom. They make up the basic foundation on any fitness program and can be utilized in teaching students about different aspects of being physically fit. By introducing these five components of fitness to students they will be able to relate their own personal fitness goals to scientific information that recognizes the benefits of having a variety of activities. All of these components can be introduced in a K-12 classroom. As student become older more in depth information can be provided to students. This concept map address the Georgia standard listed below.

 Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities


                Students can also use concept mapping to enhance their learning experience. It allows students to see information in a simple and organized format. It also allows teachers to easy share information with students inside or outside of class. Concept mapping allows teachers and students to collaborate on ideas and share information back and forth with one another.  It is also a great tool for students to post assignments and to help monitor progress on student projects. Concept mapping is a way from students to quickly relate information and may help students who are visual learners. Teachers may also link in websites that provide detailed information on the topics that are being discussed. Concept mapping also provides and outline of material that can be used to study. There are many benefits of concept mapping that can enhance the learning experience for students.

Lindsey Plaisted,
Feb 4, 2012, 7:23 AM