Finding Balance

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-Objective:

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Players move on boards to determine balance and use of fulcrums

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

  • Balance

-Equipment List:

  • A very permanent and fixed board on edge in the ground.

  • A strong length (3 metres...) of 2 x 12 board.

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-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Students place the 2 x 12 at different spots on top of the in-ground board.

-Instructions:

  • Students stand on the cross board and try to find a position of balance.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variations:

  • Have more than one player on the horizontal board.

  • Move the board so that the fulcrum changes.

  • Question for Understanding:

  • How does the fulcrum change the way to balance the board?