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Lesson 12: Being Safety Smart When You Ride a Bike


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.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify safety rules for riding a bicycle and other wheeled equipment.
  2. Identify activities in which it is important to wear a helmet.
  3. Identify the proper way to wear a helmet.
  4. Identify situations which need a decision related to bicycle safety.
  5. Explain the potential positive and negative outcomes from a decision related to bicycle safety.

SEL Connection

  • responsible decision making

Time: 50 minutes

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.
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