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Ivan Gonzalez

Professor Solther
English 1101
20 April 2017

Inquiry Question: Does gym class help students perform better in all their classes?
I chose this topic because i can relate to this and so can other students around
me. I personally am pursuing in the field of Physical Education and this kind of stuff
does matter to the students and i do beleive gym class can help students perform better
in all their classes. Kids who dont participate in gym class are more likely to not do well
in school rather than kids who always participate. Coming back from gym class i always
felt awake in class and ready to listen to what the teacher has to say. Without gym class
most kids would be falling asleep during class cause lack of sleep.

Works Cited
Adams, Jill U. "Physical Activity May Help Kids Do Better in School, Studies Say." The
Washington Post. WP Company, 21 Oct. 2013. Web. 17 Apr. 2017.
This talks about all the different studies that they had tired on students and
children. For example one study in Georgia invited 111 inactive,
overweight kids, age 7 to 11, to participate in an after-school exercise
program, during which they were active for at least 20 minutes. After 13
weeks the overweight kids performed better in mental tasks such as
planning, organizing and strategizing, as well as on standardized math
tests. This help with my essay with the different types of studies that has
happen and worked according to this article.

Alexandra Sifferlin. "How Cutting Physical Education in Schools Could Hurt Grades."
Time. Time, 11 Sept. 2013. Web. 18 Apr. 2017.
This article talks about a small study of 48 students between ages 9 and 10
showed that those with higher levels of physical fitness performed better on
mental tests. Alexandra also talks about that 30% of those kids that did
aerobatic exercised did better on mental tests rather than the other with the
lowest. They made them memorize and locations on a map of a made up
region. This article can help with my essay with the stats that are in here.

Falini, Lauren. "How Does Recess and Gym Help Learning at School?" Philly.com. N.p.,
31 Oct. 2013. Web. 12 Apr. 2017.
In this articles it talks about specifically recess and gym. Recess is a break
from the constant learning, thinking, and working that child has to do in the
classroom. After recess theyre able to think and focus on their current
subject. Both recess and gym can help with focus better in school , perform
better in class, develop more social skills and behave better in class.

Gonchar, Michael. "Does Gym Help Students Perform Better in All Their Classes?" The
New York Times. The New York Times, 20 Sept. 2013. Web. 17 Apr. 2017.
This article talks about in general on how students perform better in their
classes by doing vigorous activities. It gives knowledge how students can
retain information by having gym class and doing sports, activities etc.
Students who are overweight but do exercise had higher scores than
students that just don't exercise. This articles just gives more knowledge on
my topic.

Hellmich, Nanci. "Report: More PE, Activity Programs Needed in Schools." USA Today.
Gannett Satellite Information Network, 23 May 2013. Web. 19 Apr. 2017.
In this article it talks about having more Activity programs in schools so
students can learn better in school. It also talks about Elementary school
children should spend at least 30 minutes a day in PE class. Middle school
and high school students should get an average of 45 minutes a day in PE.
This article has hard evidence on why PE programs are needed in schools
and can help students do better in school.

"Schools Should Make Gym Class a Priority." PennLive.com. Penn Live, 21 May 2011.
Web. 19 Apr. 2017.
This article it talks about making gym class a priority that students should
participate in gym class daily. According to the National Association for
Sport and Physical Education, Illinois is the only state that requires all high
school students to participate in a daily gym class. It also talks how should
states should follow the footsteps of having students participate in daily
gym class. Having daily gym class can decrease obesity and make
students more fit. This article has credible evidence and information about
my topic.

Marks, Shannon. "Does Exercise Help You at School?" LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf


Group, 07 July 2015. Web. 17 Apr. 2017.
This one article it talks about how exercise helps you in school and the
benefits it has. It talks about Cognitive Benefits,Outdoor Activity,Test
Scores and Social Benefits. One benefits include burning off excess energy
that may help students relax and focus better on schoolwork. Clearly there
is credible evidence that shows that students who exercise more tend to do
better in school. This is a reliable source and can help me because it
comes from livestrong that are all about exercise and healthy way of living.
Rich, Motoko. "Gym Class Isnt Just Fun and Games Anymore." The New York Times.
The New York Times, 18 Feb. 2013. Web. 18 Apr. 2017.
In this article it talks about children not having fun in gym class anymore
but having exercise in their gym classes thus making the students do better
in class. One exercise was they added up dots on pairs of dice before
sprinting around mats imprinted with mathematical symbols. This article
can give me more knowledge on my topic showing that students can learn
better by having other subjects added into gym class.

Storrs, Carina. "Math-letes Rule! Fit, Healthy Kids Do Better in School, Especially
Math."CNN. Cable News Network, 31 Aug. 2015. Web. 12 Apr. 2017.
CNN talks about how fit kids do, do better in school here's why
Researchers put a small group of children ages 9 and 10 to the test both
mentally, with standardized math and reading exams, and physically,
testing their endurance on a treadmill. But after physically training they
increased in scores on the treadmill and exams. This is reliable source
because it has good information on studies.

Want Smarter, Healthier Kids? Try Physical Education! Perf. Paul Zientarski.
Youtube.com. TEDx Talks, 26 May 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2017.
In this video Paul talks about his program called the Learning Readiness
Physical Education (LRPE) program at Naperville Central High School. His
program has produced such dramatic improvements in test scores,
behavior and childhood obesity that it has inspired adoption in school
districts across the world. Paul gave me ideas on how to get kids to
exercise and more knowledgeable about my topic