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Health and physical education / Year 9 and 10 / Movement and Physical Activity / Understanding movement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Design, implement and evaluate personalised plans for improving or maintaining their own and others’ physical activity and fitness levels (ACPMP102)

  • using ICT to design, implement and monitor a personal fitness plan which includes a timeframe, goals and a variety of specific activities that meet the needs of different people
  • investigating target training heart-rate zones for a range of different people and how these zones relate to health, wellbeing and fitness
  • justifying the selection of physical activities included in a personalised plan linked to the components of health- and skill-related fitness they wish to improve or maintain
  • using non-specialised equipment to develop health- or skill-related fitness circuits that can be used by family or community members
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Physical fitness,  Peer evaluation (Students),  Self-evaluation


Is BMI a good indicator of health?

It’s common for people to check their health by measuring their body mass index (BMI). The formula for BMI originated a hundred years ago, but how useful is it now? Dr Caroline West puts it to the test with two very different athletes. What are the limitations of this measurement? What are some other indicators of health?


Laptop wrap – components of fitness and fitness testing

A teacher-generated resource designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the different components of fitness and how they are measured. Through completing the four tasks, students will deepen their practical understanding of fitness testing and how the components of fitness relate to specific sports or physical ...


Shane Gould talks on a sports champion's qualities, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the former champion Australian swimmer Shane Gould talking about what is required to be a champion sportsperson. Gould suggests a high degree of all-round activity is needed at a young age to produce good physical development prior to specialisation in a particular sport. She says that ...


Forbes Carlile discusses development of Australian sports science, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the leading sports scientist and swimming coach Forbes Carlile speaking about his work in sports science. Carlile says that he worked under the 'father of sports science in Australia', Professor Frank Cotton. His own interest in the field was as a physiologist, measuring physical changes ...


Forbes Carlile talks about sports science as a career, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the Australian sports scientist and swimming coach Forbes Carlile (1921-), speaking about sports science as a career. Carlile states that being competent at sport is useful, but not absolutely essential, for someone to be a good sports scientist. He says all scientific discoveries lend ...


Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – Science – Stage 5

Modern prosthetics are developed to offer comfort and practicality in a range of complex environments. This Stage 5 unit, The science and technology of prosthetics and the physics of movement, explores a number of technological advances in the field of prosthetics including material strength, sensors and actuators and osseointegration. ...


Characterisation – status and movement

Explore characterisation through observation, status and movement to communicate meaning. Students will create a character through performance.


Sports drink mantra dilutes the facts

This ABC article or podcast by Dr Karl addresses the effectiveness of sports drinks. To quench your thirst, should you reach out for a sports drink or stick to what comes out of the tap? What processes occur in the body and what you need to do to maintain the balance of hydration are clearly described and a few myths busted ...