Capstone Project Title
Nickie Kromminga Hill
Physical activity is essential for developing youth to help build their muscles and develop their brains. Though research verifies the importance of movement for health, school systems require very little activity. This capstone uses a compilation of studies from doctors and scientists on physical activity and brain development. The study also incorporates real experiences of teachers adding physical activity in their own curriculum. The collection of this research helps to answer the question, How does physical activity impact academic performance of elementary students? Research concludes that physical activity does have a positive impact on the academic performance of elementary students. To encourage teachers to include physical activity in their own classrooms, the capstone project is a collection of resources including movement-based lesson plans and brain breaks.
Art Education, Grades/ Student Performance, Physical Education, Movement Based Learning
Bark, Kristen, "Movement For Learners: Physical Activity Impacting The Academic Performance Of Elementary Students" (2018). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 253.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects