What is Physical Education? - Definition & Overview


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What is physical education?

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1. How much instructional time should be included in a quality physical education program for elementary school kids?

2. Which of the following should be included in an effective physical education program?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of physical education programs. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the recommended length of PE programs for different ages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of physical education
  • The elements of an effective PE program
  • The concepts a quality PE program should focus on

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on physical education programs
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as programs for secondary school kids versus elementary school kids
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the benefits of physical education for children

Additional Learning

To learn more about physical education, review the accompanying lesson entitled What is Physical Education? - Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the benefits of developing and maintaining physical fitness
  • Define physical fitness
  • Understand the elements of successful physical education program