In this lesson students learn important rules for being safe when riding a bicycle or other wheeled equipment. They discuss the importance of always wearing a helmet or other protective gear, review the criteria for being sure a helmet fits and is worn correctly, and identify other actions that can help keep them safe when they are on a bike, skateboard or skates. They complete an activity sheet to summarize bike smart actions.
Students will be able to:
- Identify safety rules for riding a bicycle and other wheeled equipment.
- Identify activities in which it is important to wear a helmet.
- Identify the proper way to wear a helmet.
- Identify situations which need a decision related to bicycle safety.
- Explain the potential positive and negative outcomes from a decision related to bicycle safety.
- responsible decision making
Healthy Behavior Outcomes
- PA-6: Avoid injury during physical activity.
- S-3: Use safety equipment appropriately and correctly.
- S-4: Apply safety rules and procedures to avoid risky behaviors and injury.
- S-5: Avoid safety hazards in the home and community.
National Health Education Standards
- Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
- Performance Indicator 1.2.4: List ways to prevent common childhood injuries.
- Standard 5: Decision Making
- Performance Indicator 5.2.1: Identify situations when a health-related decision is needed.