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163 resources with the concept calories

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Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders plan nutritional meals by using the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid and analyze food labels to aid in this planning. Using a slice of Wonderbread they discover what a calorie means, and that being active means burning up more...
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Hunger/ Nutrition

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate nutrients and nutrition to determine what types of food the body needs for energy. They study each type of nutrient and why it is important to the body. They determine what a balanced diet is by completing the...
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How Does the Human Body Use Energy during Various Athletic Activities?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars investigate how much energy is used during different athletic activities. They conduct Internet research to obtain information on the top three athletic sporting events from around the world, and calculate the calories...
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Pedometer Calorie Counter Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate food and calories. They examine the amount of work it takes to burn those excess calories.
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Energy in Food

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the energy content of different foods. In this biology lesson plan, students calculate the amount of calories by measuring how much heat is given off. They create an information flyer about the food's energy content.
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Food Type And Calories Per Square Meter

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students compare the efficiency of producing food calories in different types of food then calculate how much land is required to supply their food for a year. They then graph the results.
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Health: Dear Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine data supporting the increase in health risks due to obesity. They write letters to their future selves giving strategies for maintaining a healthy weight in adulthood by maintaining an appropriate energy balance.
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You Are What You Eat!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students calculate the calorie content of food. For this chemistry lesson, students plan a healthy meal based on RDA. They devise an exercise to burn extra calories.
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My Energy Balance Goal!

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this energy balance worksheet, students read suggestions for a healthy diet/exercise program, then write about their target date for achieving their goal, how they will celebrate and draw a picture of themselves reaching their goal.
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For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars construct a calorimeter. In this calorimetry lesson, students solve problems associated with calorimetry by constructing a calorimeter with a pop can.
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Sorting Information Calories from Food

For Students 7th - 10th
In this computer research worksheet, students load ViewPoint and open the Countries file. They utilize the search tool to select countries outside the continents of Europe and North America. Students also utilize the Sort tool to sort...
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Energy in the Form of Calories

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners calculate the amount of food calories found in an individual peanut. In small groups, they set up the experiment so that a burning peanut will heat water above it. Using the temperature change and volume of the water they...
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For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students will categorize foods according to their components and energy content.1. Design a large bulletin board with sections for carbohydrates, fats and proteins. 2. Ask students to bring labels and packages of different food products....
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Caloric Expenditure in Powwow Dancing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the meaning of different types of Native American music and dance. They determine how this music and dance has contributed to modern music and dance. They problem solve to determine the average length of the...
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How Much Land Does It Take To Produce Your Food?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students calculate the amount of land required to produce the food eaten by an individual for one year and compare the amount of land required to produce animal versus plant products. They use calorie counting resources to compile the...
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You Are What You Eat (Middle School)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders determine what their ideal weights should be and how many calories should be consumed daily to obtain the ideal weight and/or maintain it. They research and prepare 20 cards regarding nutritional needs, obesity, and health...
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Light My Fire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the number of calories in various products, and the amount of energy created when objects burn.
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You're Eating More Energy Than You Think!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concept that different forms of packaging require different amounts of energy.
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Oh Nuts! - Calories Count

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers measure and record the mass of the nut to be tested to the nearest 0.01 gram.