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Classroom Resource

Brain and Body Benefits From Sports

Subject Area

Health Education


6, 7


In this TED-Ed resource, Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh show what science has to say about the benefits of sport participation on the body and the brain. Physical, mental, and emotional benefits are described in a video then reviewed with multiple choice and open-ended questions. Additional resources digging deeper into both the positive and negative impact of youth sports, as well as the physiological and emotional benefits of participation. Guiding questions for summary and discussion complete the activity.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

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    Learning Activity

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    Video resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles