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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Volleyball - R16


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The activity I participated in was setting up a Volleyball net for my class to play.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a merit because I was motivated and reliable in the activity by helping my friends out when also putting up the net, I enhanced the experience of my team mates by telling them what to do and how to do it properly when something was wrong, I showed enjoyment by not being a sook and leave the net to the others and I did my best to put it up.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Previous Experiences +, Friends/Classmates +, Equipment -
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Previous Experiences affected my participation in a positive way because I was able to set up the net without hesitation. Due to me playing Volleyball for over a long period of time, the previous times of me setting up a net, came in handy. An example was when the boys were stuck on how to tighten the net, so I helped them.

Friends/Classmates affected my participation in a positive way because they were able to help me with the net as well. By them helping me, this made me help them at the same time when they were stuck. An example was when I couldn't unwind the net, I was too short lmao, so I asked a tall friend to undo it, this made us help each other when they were confused or stuck.

Equipment affected my participation in a negative way because it was hard to set up quickly for us to play. It has hard to deal with because the net had been torn. An example was when we were wining the net up, the net was ripped a bit. This made it hard for it to go up easily, therefore making it longer to set up.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
To increase my participation for my peers, I would get everyone to help out instead of 3 people. This would give us more playing time.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Childhood Games - R15

  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
In this activity, all we did was play games that we used to play back in our childhood. The games we played were Leap Frog, Handball, Four Square, Hop-Scotch, Octopus and skipping. We could chose to play any game after a few games of Leap Frog and Octopus. The game I chose, or we all chose was Four Square.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a merit because I was prepared and organised for the game by bringing my gear, I was motivated to play the game because they brought back a lot of memories, I worked hard towards my goal which was to be Queen/King at Four Square lol, I showed enjoyment by laughing while we played Leap Frog and I did my best while playing a game.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Fun/Enjoyment +, Challenge+, Previous Experiences +
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Fun/Enjoyment affected my participation in a positive way because I was enjoying myself and the others who I played with. This affected it because there were happy vibes all around. By having happy vibes around, there will be no anger or frustration that could cause me to not play at my standards. An example is when we played four square. I could tell some people were confused and some people were happy to just play. This is because happy vibes. #lit
Challenge affected my participation in a positive way because I was at least good at something when it came to each game. This made me want to play even more and have a challenge with my team mates. An example is when we played four square, by having some skill level such as skimming the ball, I was able to challenge a friend. This made me get to Queen for a long time.
Previous Experiences affected my participation in a positive way because I was able to pick up some skills that I had learnt back in Primary and Intermediate. This made me able to do those moves in our game today. An example is skipping. By learning how to do the double unders in Primary lol I was able to beat my friend when we versed.

  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
Something I would do to increase my peers participation is by giving more options to play so that there won't be a big line of waiting. The game I would probably bring in is Gutter-board or Marbles. This will lessen the waiting line and have more of us playing.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wheelchair Basketball - R14

  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The activity we participated in was Wheelchair Basketball. Wheelchair Basketball is a basketball but in a wheelchair. Wheelchair Basketball is a professional sport played in the Paralympics, so it was a good opportunity to try out a sport that is not common for everyday lives.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a merit because I was enjoying the game and the presence of the professional players, I enhanced the experience of my team mates by wanting to sub with them and give them a turn, I seeked improvement by practising how to do it in depth and not mucking around and I did my best due to it being a new sport.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Challenge +, Previous Experiences -, Sense of Achievement +
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Challenge affected my participation in a positive way because it was a totally new sport to learn. Due to Wheelchair Basketball being completely different than regular basketball, this made me use different parts of my body to do certain things, which was unusual. This was a challenge, especially being used to running around the court, instead of pushing myself around the court. An example was when it was my teams ball but the ball was thrown too hard, therefore made me push harder to get the ball before the opposition. If it was a normal game, it would've been easier for me to get the ball.
Previous Experiences affected my participation in a negative way because I was unable to pick up skills that I already learnt. The only skills that I had, was to dribble, pass, shoot and defend. Due to me not having skills on Wheelchair Basketball, this made me feel like a 10 year old learning how to play Basketball, which made me want to not play to my best. An example was when I learnt how to pick up the ball, it was too hard, so I picked up the ball the wrong way.
Sense of Achievement affected my participation in a positive way because it was good aiming for a goal I had put in my head. That goal was to score a goal at mid-range. Due to the goal constantly being in my head, it made me eager to get the ball and help my team out. An example was when the ball was with my team mate, he passed the ball to me, I shot the ball and got it in. I am Stephen Curry.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
Something I would do to improve my participation is maybe study more about wheelchair basketball. This I would know more about why and how it is played, therefore making my mentally but not physically prepared for the game.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Energy Systems

Energy Systems is when energy operates our bodies, makes our bodies work and move. We normally get energy from food. In Energy systems there are three specific systems. They are ATP-PC, Anaerobic and Aerobic. In ATP-PC, PC stands Phosphate Creatine. This is a body source for energy that are stored in our muscles. ATP-PC is when we do powerful and short moves in a sport, this lasts about 0 - 12 seconds. An example is a spike in volleyball, short but powerful. Anaerobic is when we have enough oxygen in our muscles, for a short period of time, mainly around 12 secs - 2 minutes. An example is the first 2 minutes of a volleyball game. Aerobic is when we need oxygen to last a long period of time in a game. An example for any sport is the whole game.


Energy System
Time
Example in Volleyball
ATP-PC
0 - 12 seconds
Serve, Dig, Spike, Set, Dive, Rotation
Anaerobic
12 secs - 2 minutes
First two minutes of the game
Aerobic
2 minutes +
Whole Game

Monday, 7 August 2017

Fitness Suite Circuit - R13


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The activity we participated in was a Fitness Suite Circuit. We had 8 stations with different fitness tasks. They were, Cycling, Rowers, Lunge Jumps, Bicep Curls, Russian twists, Burpees, Medicine Ball Squats and Agility Zig Zag. We did 2 rounds with 45 seconds each station. The last round was a 20 second station with 1 minutes breaks throughout each station.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a Merit because I was prepared and organised by bringing my gear, I worked hard towards my goal which was finish the circuit at a high level, I supported my team mate when she got tired, I showed happy vibes throughout the activity and I did my best by allowing myself to overcome the tired emotions.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Fitness -, Equipment -, Sense of Achievement +
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Fitness affected my participation in a negative because I am unfit. This made me get tired super fast, which made me not want to go on with the fitness circuit. I would try my best but then end up taking a rest. An example was when I was doing the burpees. Instead of doing a push up and then getting back up, I stayed on the ground lol. To prevent this more, I will need to have a stronger and better mindset before we begin.
Equipment affected my participation because I brought the wrong clothes. Instead of bringing shorts, I brought track pants. This made my legs hot a lot quicker, which made me sweat more than I should've. By sweating even more, it distracted me from the circuit because I was too busy cooling myself off. An example was when we were cycling, I went to the window instead of cycling lol.
Sense of Achievement affected my participation because I was eager to set and finish a goal I put in my head. That was to finish each station at my best performance. By setting this goal, it made me work hard despite all the distractions, such as sweat and heat. An example was when it was the 20 second round. I went hard out and got the job done.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
To increase my participation I would not only be physically prepared, but also mentally prepared for this kind of Physical Activity. This would help me be ready in 2 ways.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Table Tennis - R12

  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The activity we participated in was Table Tennis, but besides playing, we had to set up the table instead. After setting up the table we played 2 v 2 against each other, until we had a winner.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a Merit because I was prepared and organised by bringing my gear to PE, I worked hard towards our goal by supporting my class mates when setting up the table, I showed enjoyment in the game while we were playing 2 v 2 and I did my best when there were multiple tasks to do when setting up.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Sense of Achievement +, Challenge +, Equipment -
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Sense of Achievement affected my participation in a positive way because I worked towards a goal I set in my head. That goal was to help set up the table within a suitable time, before we could play. By doing this, I was able to help out more and make myself useful for when there was a task that needed to be done. An example was when I helped a friend unscrew a tight bolt, so that we could put the proper one on.
Challenge affected my participation in a positive way because it made me more eager to finish the task. By having an urge to finish this task, it allowed me to participate and help out more. If someone got distracted and wanted to play with the other table tennis, I would take there job so the process wouldn't slow down. By doing this, it made me accept the fact that things go faster and better in a group, not by yourselves.
Equipment affected my participation in a negative way because it distracted me from doing good plays. The distraction came from the fact that there were old bats and new bats. Some bats had less grip than others, which caused the bat to slowly slip out of my hand when playing. An example was when I was going to serve the ping pong, but the ball missed the bat and went into the net, all because of it being unstable.


  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
Something I would do to increase my peers participation is get them into groups, and give them certain jobs in a situation or task like this. This will allow everyone to give a hand and get the job done faster.



Monday, 31 July 2017

Projectile Motion

Projectile Motion is when a object is travelling through the air or anything in the air. For example, a ball or a javelin being thrown. There are 3 parts to Projectile Motion, and they are the Angle of Release, Height of Release and the Speed of Release. The optimal angle of release is 45 degrees. The higher you are when releasing an object, the longer it will travel. The greater the speed the greater the height and distance will be. When a ball is thrown into the air, there is always a flight path, and that is called trajectory (flight path). The projectile is the object moving in the air, so in a Basketball case, when a shot is done, the basketball is the projectile. The activity we did was shoot paper in the air with rubber bands. We had to figure out what the right amount of paper was (too big = too heavy too small = too light), the amount of power we gave the paper (the further back our rubber band launch was), the angle of where to release it and the distance we stood from the target. 


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Levers

In a lever there are 3 parts and 3 classes. They are the Fulcrum, Load, Effort, 1st class, 2nd class and 3rd class. For each class there are different examples and different places where each part must go. The fulcrum is the pivot point, the effort is the part of a lever where there is force, and the load is the resistance. Examples for 1st class is a see-saw (the fulcrum is in the middle), 2nd class is a wheelbarrow (the load is in the middle) and 3rd class is our arm (hand = load, muscles = effort, elbow = fulcrum). An example of levers in a sport is Badminton. When hitting a shuttlecock with our racket, the fulcrum is your elbow - this is because your elbow is moving. The effort is our muscles swinging the racket and the load is the racket itself. This is 3rd class, because we are using our arm. The activity we did today was draw out the different parts of a lever, put the load in certain spots on the effort, and figure out where the fulcrum goes. We had to then explain what class each meant and give examples. Here is my activity.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Zumba - R11


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The activity we participated in was Zumba. Zumba is a more of relaxed workout for many people. Music is normally involved with Zumba, this makes it a lot more fun.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself an achieved because I was organised and prepared for the activity by bringing my gear, I attempted to improve on my skills by doing the moves with enthusiasm, I tried to improve, through practise.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Fitness -, Sense of Achievement +, Previous Experiences -
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Fitness affected my participation in a negative because I haven't done Zumba in while. This caused me to be able to only do small movements, which be participate less. If I were to keep my fitness up, my movements would be big and I would be able to do a lot more moves without getting a stitch lol.
Sense of Achievement affected my participation in a positive way because I wasn't wanting to get a Merit for my grade. This made me want to get up and do Zumba confidently.
Previous Experiences affected my participation in a negative way because the was probably my first time doing Zumba - besides Jump Jam. This made me all stiff and small in my actions, making me want to participate less. If I was to know what to do when it comes to Zumba I would enjoy it more and make an effort to participate.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future? Something I would do to increase my participation is go through some moves before class with my friends to be more confident in an actual class time Zumba.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Badminton - R10


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The activity we played was Badminton. We had 2 players per team and about 5 minutes of playing team before we would rotate.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give my a Merit because I worked towards my goal getting a better swing, causing the ball to go straight down, I enhanced the experience of my team mate by letting him get the fast hits because he was better lol, I showed my enjoyment of the game by being cheerful and not being a grump, and I tried my best to win all our games.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Well-being +, Equipment -, Friends/Classmates +
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Well-being affected my participation in a positive way because I was in a happy mood. This made me cheerful towards the game even when we had lost a point. I think it's good to always have a happy mood in situations so that positive vibes come out. An example of me being a happy chappy was when I missed a perfect hit, but didn't get angry, I was humble to myself and to the other players on court.
Equipment affected my participation because the shuttlecocks we used were either broken, deformed, or very very light. This caused our hit to be inaccurate. An example was when I served the shuttlecock, but a feather was out of place, making it uneven when going through the air, which made it go either out or in unexpectedly. It also would be hit perfectly with the right power, but still not make it over the net.
Friends/Classmates affected my participation in a positive way because they helped me when I was unable to hit the shuttle. An example was when my racket was in my left hand (knowing I'm right-handed) but my team mate knew it was my weak point so he hit the shuttle instead.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future? Something I would do to increase my participation is by finding my weaknesses in the game such as hitting with both hands properly, and work on towards it so I could gradually become better at it. This will make me confident and increase my participation.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Force Summation

Force Summation is broken up into 3 parts, but the whole thing means adding force together, to make a greater force. What makes Force Summation are 3 sections, these are Range of Motion, Order of Body Segments, and Timing of Body Segments. Range of Motion is the greater the range of motion is applied, the greater the force will be applied. For example, when kicking a ball, the further you leg extends for the kick, the more power is produced for the kick. Order of Body Segments is when we transfer force from our largest muscles to our smaller muscles. An example for this is like in a free throw, we create power (force) from our thighs (biggest muscles), to our trunk, then through our arms, to our fingers for the shot (smaller muscles). Timing of Body Segments is when each segment should be activated, when the before has reached it's peak of force. For example, again for the free throw we come from our feet, to our thighs, to our trunk, to our arms then into our hands/fingers. If all of these weren't in one motion the timing will be off, giving a little bit of force. The activity we did in the gym was on the rowing machine. We went step by step for a full row, going from just using our hands then to using our full bodies. This showed us that the more motion we used it will generate more force, therefore making us move further and longer when we row.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

200 Challenge - R9


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The activity we participated in was a fitness workout. We had to do 200 squats, 200 sit ups and 20 laps around a cone, alternating with a partner. We could every rotate when doing the workout, or do it all at once, it was at our control.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a merit because even though it was a new physical activity I was motivated and reliable to my partner during the workouts, I worked hard towards getting to that 200 goal with my partner as well, I helped out my partner when she was tired by taking over until she was ready to go again, I tried my best to have perseverance, and I wanted to improve my performance by doing the squat/sit up the correct way.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Friends/Classmates +, Sense of Achievement +, Fitness -
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Friends/Classmates affected my participation in a positive way because I knew my Year 9 partner. This allowed me to be comfortable with doing the fitness in front of her. An example was when I didn't wanna do squats in front of people, but because I knew her, I was in my comfort zone.
Sense of Achievement affected my participation in a positive way because I achieved my goal by getting to 200 squats before. This is because I have never done 200 squats before, but aiming to do it and achieving it was a cool experience. An example was when me and my partner were on our last 10 squats, we didn't give up, we kept going and achieved our goal.
Fitness affected my participation in a negative way because I am unfit or in other words lazy. This is because I haven't done Fitness since a while ago, so it was hard to get used to the whole workout progress again. An example was when I was tired by just doing 20 sit ups.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
To increase my participation I would have to do more exercise and fitness to be used to all the workouts. If I do this, I would get tired so fast and I would be able to go more further in a Fitness Workout.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sepak Takraw - R8


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
Sepaktaraw is a similar game to Volleyball but without using your arms/hands. Sepaktaraw is game normally played in the Philippians, South East Asia. Here is a video of Sepaktaraw.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a merit because I played to my best quality with my friends as well. Even though it was a new game to me I tried my best in playing, I worked hard towards my goals by getting used to hitting it towards my opponents, I showed my enjoyment towards the game by wanting to play more and I wanted to improve my skills in Sepaktaraw by focusing on my kick.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Equipment -, Previous Experiences -, Fun/Enjoyment +
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Equipment affected my participation in a negative way because the ball was flat, which made my leg hurt whenever I kicked it. If the balls that were handed out a soft material and not too flat, my leg would be okay when kicking it. This will change my level of participation because it won't hurt. An example is when the ball was high in the sky, and I kicked it but it hurt my foot cause of the force of it coming down to my little foot.
Previous Experiences affected my participation in a negative way because of my passion for Volleyball, seeing Sepaktaraw is a similar game to Volleyball it was hard to concentrate on the proper rules. By saying this, I would get distracted and hit the ball with my hand, or pass the ball with my arms. This will make me lose focus, affecting my participation. An example was when the ball was a perfect set, but I went to go spike it instead.
Fun/Enjoyment affected my participation in a positive way because I was enjoying the vibe around me. There were lots of smiles from my classmates which enabled a happy vibe. Every game with happy vibes encourage me or others to have fun, which makes us play well. An example was when Kori didn't serve the ball properly multiple times, it was still okay because we were happy and having fun.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future? Something I would do to increase my participation is try and learn more things about Sepaktaraw and improve on it. This will make me become more confident with the game and my skills, therefore making me increase my participation.
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