Classroom Activity


Initiative Description: Energizers are classroom-based physical activities that were designed to help teachers integrate physical activity with academic concepts. A multiple baseline design across first grade (N = 3) and second grade (N = 3) classrooms was used to examine the effects of the Energizers program.

Study Results: Implementation of the Energizers program significantly increased participants’ school-based steps, which were measured using accelerometer activity monitors.

Reference: Bailey, C. G., & DiPerna, J. C. (2015). Effects of classroom-based energizers on primary grade students’ physical activity levels. Physical Educator, 72(3), 480.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good