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Jump Start


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Jump Start

In this movement and measurement activity, learners jump as far as they can three times, and compare their longest jump to the longest jump of their friends, classmates and/or family members. Learnes also compare their jumps to the jumps of a grasshopper, rabbit, frog and kangaroo. This is a great activity for indoor recess or in combination with physical education activities, in addition to units on the human body and measurement.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • measuring tape, yard stick, or meter stick
  • masking tape

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Human Body
      • Muscles and Skin
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • All Rights Reserved, The Regents of the University of California, ©2007

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