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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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Health and Fitness at the Children's Museum of Houston

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Designed as pre-and-post activities for a field trip to the Children's Museum of Houston, these 10 activities (and a few videos too!) are easily adapted to any classroom. The lessons can be paired with a class fitness plan or unit. Pick...
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Energy Content of Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do athletes load up on carbohydrates the evening before a competition? The lesson helps answer this question as it relates the type of food to the amount of energy it contains. After a discussion, scholars perform an experiment to...
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Thermal Radiation

For Students 9th - 12th
"Thermal Radiation" is a straightforward assessment of future physicists' understanding of radiant energy. They write out answers to questions about wavelength and frequency, temperature relationships, absorption and emission. The...
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Heat, Temperature, and Transfer

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Physical science scholars discover an array of heat sources. They experiment to connect radiation to heat. They begin to understand thermal equilibrium. Then, they test to see if mass affects the rate of temperature change. Choose a few,...
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Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
More than a week's worth of investigation is provided in this source. Physical science stars experiment to describe specific heat, conduction, convection, and radiation. They also discover the relationship between mechanical and thermal...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits with a study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on the obesity epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices, as well as more localized efforts. Kids...
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Food, Energy and Body Weight

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers learn why humans need calories, how they control weight with food choices, and the impact of exercise on energy. Scholars then apply their understanding to a case study of lunch choices and exercise.
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How Much Heat Can a Phase Change Produce?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn about heat release in phase changes. They perform calculations as they compare and contrast a science fiction passage and a home heating application.
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How Much Energy Is That Anyway?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The fifth lesson in the six part series introduces units of energy including calories, Calories, and joules. Scholars determine the energy released when eating a snack and during activity.
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How Much Energy Is There in Food?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
People associate calories with food, but what is a calorie? Young scientists measure the number of calories in samples of food to better understand the concept. They test a variety of samples, take measurements, and compare their results...
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Hot and Cold Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore endo and exothermic reactions with a laboratory investigation. A simple experiment monitors the temperatures of several chemical reactions. The reactions include both exothermic and endothermic reactions, helping young scientists...
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Heat—Hide and Seek

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between heat and temperature? Learners conduct an experiment and collect data to determine the connection between heat and temperature. The investigation helps them realize that heat may be absorbed or released...
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Food Is Fuel

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Which has more calories, a cupcake or a rat? The odd question grabs pupils' attention as they learn about food as fuel in an intriguing installment of the PBS food science playlist. The video explains how scientists use a bomb...
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Heat in Changes of State

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Melting ice seems pretty easy, right? But what's actually happening is much more complex! Introduce the class to enthalpy calculations using a video tutorial. The narrator explains and performs the calculations that show the energy at...
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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How does what you eat compare to an NFL football player? The final video in a 10-part series explains the nutrition requirements at the extreme level of an NFL player. The instructor explains the key nutrients and their nutritional...
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Peanut Energy

For Teachers 6th Standards
How do humans get energy since they aren't mechanical and can't photosynthesize? Learners explore this question by relating potential energy in food to human energy levels. Scholars measure the change in mass and a change in temperature...
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Basic Thermochemistry

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Heat is more than just temperature, as viewers discover throughout a presentation about thermochemistry that emphasizes vocabulary. Definitions include joule, calorie, energy, enthalpy, calorimetry, exothermic and endothermic process,...
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Work, Energy, and Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Work, energy, and their relationship to power: what is the common thread? Explore this with your class as they learn the concepts of work and energy, both kinetic and potential, before completing multiple practice problems to demonstrate...
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An Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Whether you need a new textbook for your health class, or a few exercises and passages for your lesson on nutrition, you'll find what you need with a thorough nutritional science resource. With 15 chapters that cover elements of...
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Thermochemistry: Heat and Chemical Changes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes particles attract? Here, learners engage in multiple activities that fully describe colligative properties and allow the ability to critically assess the importance of these properties in daily life. Young chemists conduct...
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What Is a Calorie?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Learners discover how we measure a healthy energy budget for our bodies with this educational video from TED-Ed. It reviews not only the definition of a calorie, but also such concepts as basal metabolic rate and how to properly perceive...
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Meet the Calorie

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
What is a calorie and how does it work? How many calories do we consume in a typical day, and how many do our cells need to function well? Your learners will answer these questions and more using a worksheet, which includes informational...
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What Are Calories?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What are calories, and how do calorie needs differ from person to person? Here is a instructional activity that briefly explains how calories measure the energy supplied by food, as well as suggests the amount of food an individual...
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Nutrition Label Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Nutritional labels are everywhere, yet so few of us take the time to use them! Here is a activity that learners can use to practice calculating such features as calories, carbohydrates, and serving size based on real examples of...
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Getting the Most Nutrition from Your Food

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Healthy eating is a habit that one can never start too early. Learners in grades five through seven, work through a series of activities and informational reading to understand how to make good food choices. You'll find a full...
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The New Pyramid - Nutrition

For Teachers 5th - 10th
What are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats? What kinds of foods have these components? Here's a nice introductory lesson on foods and calories that will answer these, and many more questions 
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Fats: the High Powered Nutrient

For Teachers 5th - 10th
All the basic information about the food nutrient, fat, is in this ten-slide presentation. There are a plenty of good talking points for class discussion. Where do fats come from? Why do we need fat in out diet? Are there good and bad...
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Energy Balance 101 - My Energy In and Energy Out

For Students 6th - 9th
Calories in, calories out; energy balance is what it's all about. Unfortunately in today's world, too many people are overweight because they are out of balance. They consume too many calories and don't burn enough calories. Use this...
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"Yo Quiero a Glob of Lard" How To Figure the Nutritional Value of Foods

For Students 6th - 10th
Sometimes students' favorite restaurants aren't the healthiest! Using this nutrition worksheet, they determine the nutritional value of their favorite foods. Breaking down foods into 6 nutrient groups, students apply simple math to...
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Calories in Sports

For Students 6th - 12th
This 4-page activity includes information on caloric intake and output, an activity/calorie chart, and a form for calculating the amount of calories in various foods. A good introduction to calories.
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Nuts! Calculating Thermal Efficiency

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Oh nuts! Do macadamias or almonds produce more thermal energy? Energy enthusiasts find out with this experiment. The objective is to demonstrate to your class how the chemical energy contained in foods can be converted into useable...
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Heat - A Form of Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Middle school or high school physical science pupils will warm up to the topic of heat when viewing this set of slides. It covers heat transfer, measurement tools, phase changes, and more. Have demonstrations and examples of the tools...
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Personal Health Series - Healthy Snacking Quiz

For Students 6th - 9th
Test your learners' healthy snacking know-how with this quiz. This quiz is made up of 10 questions about how to choose a healthy snack. Topics include food labels, carbohydrates, healthy snack choices, and high-fat foods. Use this quiz...
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Nutrition: How Much Fat Am I Eating?

For Students 6th - 10th
How much fat is in this? Scholars first read some background information on the caloric content of fats versus carbohydrates, and then use that knowledge to analyze foods they regularly eat. They will look at 5 package labels for the...
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Thermal Energy and Heat

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is thermal energy? What is the difference between thermal energy and temperature? Answers to these questions are provided by a presentation that also covers conduction, convection, and radiation.
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Nutrition -- A Lesson for Life - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students briefly explain the importance of nutrition in their everyday lives, and they tell you about how many calories they should consume in a day. They list readily available and affordable healthy foods that they LIKE to eat....
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Food Fat

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers evaluate snack foods based on calories and fat. In small groups, they use this information to make informed and wise food choices. Students graphically represent the fat in a food by measuring the equivalent of the food...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Eat & Move-O-Matic

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Trying to raise awareness about nutrition and making healthy choices, but can't find a resource that engages students? Then you've come to the right place. In this short video, Jennifer and Rich demonstrate an app called the Eat &...
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Servings and Choices

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
An important part of balancing caloric intake to energy expenditure is knowing how many Calories you are consuming. In the fifth of a seven-instructional activity series on food and energy, learners estimate their daily caloric intake,...
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Eat-And-Move-O-Matic

For Students 6th - 12th
Slot-machine-style scrolling columns display Eat choices (a food item, snack, or a full meal) and Move choices (various popular physical activities). Make a food selection and find out how much time you will need to spend participating...
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Food Label Analysis

For Students 5th - 9th
Encourage healthy eating and demonstrate how to read a food label with this activity. Class members choose a food and respond to fill in the blank questions regarding calories, daily values, and ingredients. Each individual decides, by...
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Energy: The Universal Currency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Science stars examine the concept of energy by thinking about everyday situations. The lesson plan is incohesive. It lists goals for the student, but doesn't address all of them in the content. The best use of this resource would simply...
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5 A Day The Color Way

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students explore the ways they can incorporate fruits and vegetables into their diets.  In this health lesson students and parents list health benefits of more fruits and vegetables in their diets and complete a handout.
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What's Cookin'?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine their eating habits. In this nutrition lesson, students will journal their eating habits over a period of three days. They will use a diet analysis web page to determine the nutritional factors of their eating habits.
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Factor Conversion

For Students 7th - 12th
In this factor worksheet, students practice doing factor conversions of time, length, speed, and weight. This worksheet has 12 word problems to solve.
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PICTURE PERFECT PYRAMID

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a model of the USDA's Food Pyramid Guide, using shoe boxes. They bring an assortment of shoe boxes from home. Students are given a copy of the "Food Guide Pyramid." They wrap boxes for the bread group in white, the...
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McDonalds vs. Apple, Fast Food vs. Fruit, Fun Nutrition Facts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Natalie compares common food choices such as a soft drink instead of an apple, or Gatorade instead of a banana. Calorie count is juxtaposed against nutrients found in various fruits and junk food. Great visuals are provided for your...
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Mathematics & Nutrition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students apply math to calculate fat and calories in the food they eat. They examine food package information to become aware of the ingredients and to learn about healthy life styles. They work in groups to create crazy meals using the...
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Calorimeter

For Students 9th - 12th
There is much more to calories than what you see on a nutrition label. The 34th lesson in a 35-part video series explains calories on a scientific level. The comprehensive video gives examples and shows how to measure calories of a given...
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit - Lesson 16

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.”—Author Unknown. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 16 of 20 begins talking about calories. The class takes a look at menus from Burger...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Heat

For Students 9th - 12th
The laws of thermodynamics raise the temperature in your classroom when physics pupils complete this worksheet! They demonstrate their understanding by calculating specific heat capacity, final temperature, amount of work done, and more....
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Are there benefits to being physically active? Yes! There are both short-term and long-term benefits! Being physically active doesn't just have strengthen you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Learners find out how to...
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Your Energy In

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What are Dietary Guidelines? What are the basic principles of a sensible healthy diet? What do variety, balance, and moderation have to do with eating healthy. What are the food groups? There are a couple of activities in this lesson...
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Energy Plus!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
"Energy Plus!" from Together Counts is three days worth of lessons, discussions, and activities about nutrition. The materials help you teach youngsters about eating healthy and burning calories. Energy in and energy out. Included are...
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Calorie Calculations through Beach Activities

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Beach activity separates babes from blobs! Your class learns about calculating the number of calories used during physical activity. A worksheet is provided in which the activity of five different people at the beach is listed for...
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Calorie Counting

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students calculate the calories in the food they eat. In this health science lesson, students record everything they eat and drink for a day. They identify the total calories they use daily using the activity chart provided.
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Personal Health Series-Healthy Snacking

For Students 7th - 9th
In this healthy snacking worksheet, students complete a "report card" for snacks found at their school. They include the type of snack, the grams of carbohydrates, sugar, protein, and fat, the calories, the vitamins and the grade they...
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Personal Health Series-Energy Balance

For Students 6th - 9th
In this energy balance worksheet, learners track their food eaten over three days, the calories consumed and the calories burned through exercise. Students answer 3 questions about their energy level, calorie balance and the energy...
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Nutrients by the Numbers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners read and discuss an article on the amount of sugar in various food products. They compare the nutritional values of food products, calculate their daily intake of nutrients, analyze serving sizes, and compare/contrast their own...
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Quench That Thirst

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine the sugar and calorie content of different beverages. In this adult health lesson plan, students analyze how advertising can be very misleading. They determine the correct amount of juice or beverage they should take per...
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I Am What I Eat!

For Students 4th - 12th
In this nutrition worksheet, students record the food that they consume. Students record how many calories, grams of fat, protein, and sugar is in each portion of food that they list.
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Energy Plus

For Students 4th - 10th
In this energy worksheet, students complete short answer questions about calories, servings, vitamins, and more. Students complete 6 questions total.
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Eat Right, Stay Fit

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine what a healthful diet is, and examine their own eating habits to see if they are getting the right foods to stay healthy.  In this eating right instructional activity students keep track of what they eat for several days...
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Box-and-Whisker Plots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore nutritional information for several fast food hamburgers using statistical applications. In this statistics lesson, students analyze calories, fat, and sodium content of various fast food restaurants. High...
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Total Daily Calories

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of calories. In this calories lesson, students calculate their Basal Metabolic Rate. Learners determine the number of calories they burn each day. Students use a conversion factor of fat to calories to...
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Gases and Chemical Reactions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this chemical reactions worksheet, students calculate the volume or pressure for different gases. Students determine the effect of different stimuli on the rate of a chemical reaction. This worksheet has 1 short answer, 10 fill in the...
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Exercise Puzzle

For Students 4th - 7th
In this exercise word search puzzle, students identify types of exercise and exercise equipment. Examples include treadmill, run, and aerobic. A list of 44 words is provided to assist students in their search.
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Energy Balance: Energy in And Energy Out

For Students 5th - 6th
In this health worksheet, students figure out how much exercise a person would need to do to balance out the total calories in each of 6 food combinations. Students are told to choose from the physical energy charts, but these are not...
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Pedometer Trick or Treat

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars monitor the amount of calories burned with the use of a pedometer. They perform various cardiovascular activities and monitor how many steps it takes to burn enough calories to eat one M&M and other snack foods.
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Sugar for Breakfast

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students calculate the calories and carbohydrates in breakfast cereals. They learn the nutritional value of sugar-filled cereals. They can also figure out the nutritional value of other breakfast items, such as toast, orange juice, etc ....
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How to Read a Nutrition Label

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a look down a grocery aisle and you will see nutrition labels on every can and box of food. Do you know how to read the labels? This video shows you briefly what a nutrition label looks like and a few of the elements listed on each...
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Social Interaction and the 'Bliss Molecule'

For Students 9th - 12th
Increased oxytocin helps people read facial expressions with greater accuracy. Video explores the way this hormone impacts social interactions and highlights the way scientists perform research to confirm the findings. Then the video...
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Why We Age - And How We Can Stop It

For Students 9th - 12th
As we get older, we age, our bodies and minds deteriorate, but this isn't true of all species. The video begins with why we age and what biological processes cause aging. Then it covers research on worms, mice, and other animals that...
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Energy Balance In Your Life

For Teachers K - 5th
It's easy enough to put energy in, but not so easy to use it up! Look at food labels with your young learners and help them understand the concept of calories in and calories out. Food eaten means calories in and exercise means calories...
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Physical Activity and Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
All physical activity requires energy. The more vigorous the physical activity, the more energy required to perform the activity. Sitting around requires energy. What? Yes, there are still physical things happening in the body, like...
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Food and Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How many calories are needed each day? What foods have good calories? What happens to calories that don't get used? How many calories are in the different kinds of foods and drinks? How many calories do I need to do a certain activity?...
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I Can Balance. You Can Balance.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
It's disturbing to think that one third of children born after the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes and perhaps be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents! Too many youngsters are not eating properly and are not...
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Froot Loops to the Max - Nutrition Worksheet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this nutrition worksheet, learners solve 10 various problems related to reading the nutritional panel on the side of a box of Froot Loops. They determine how many cups are needed to achieve a certain amount of calories. Then, students...
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Heat and Chemical Change Problems

For Students Higher Ed
Provide practice calculating the amounts of heat required or released in reactions and converting between joules and calories with this worksheet. It is useful as an assessment or as a homework assignment.
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Label Language

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students read food labels and understand their meaning. In this healthy eating lesson, students discuss healthy foods and snacks. Students understand the fat and calorie content of foods and discuss the regulations on food manufacturers....
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The Many Faces of Energy

For Students 8th - 10th
In this energy worksheet, students are given a table of the many measurements of energy. They solve 6 problems converting from one measurement of energy to another using the conversion factors given.
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A Delicate Balance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate energy balance equation for five fictitious middle school students by using an energy balance clinic scenario.
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Healthy Eating Habits

For Teachers 4th - 7th
This Healthy Eating PowerPoint summarizes what the different parts of food are and some important examples and facts about each.
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Popcorn Nutrition

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read a snack nutrition chart and answer questions. They compare nutrition levels of snack foods. They correctly calculate differences in nutritional value.
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I Can Balance. You Can Balance.

For Teachers K - 5th
There are many, many reasons why people do not maintain an energy balance. Talk to your young learners about balance, what gets in the way of eating healthy, and things that get in the way of doing physical activity. Some obstacles may...
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What Are You Eating?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discover the calorie content of foods by observing how much heat they produce in water. If you have a calculator-based laboratory (CBL™) insturment for collecting data, then this laboratory worksheet will not need any changes. If not,...
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How Much Do You Burn?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover their weight relative to the other children in their class. They determine how many calories they burn through exercise and compare it with their classmates. Using the internet, they calculate their body mass index...
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Measuring Heat Energy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Introduce your chemistry class to heat energy with this appealing presentation. Go through basic facts about heat transfer, specific heat, and heat calculations. Finally, teach that calories are a measurement of the heat energy in food....
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Healthy Eating Patterns

For Teachers 4th - 7th
After preparing baked potato nachos, the class views a PowerPoint about healthy food choices and takes notes on an accompanying worksheet. Although the PowerPoint is educational, the majority of the time is used for preparing and...
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What's on Your Plate?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars analyze the calorie content of food. In this health science lesson plan, students discuss how excess calories affect our body. They write a healthy meal plan for their family.
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Lesson 1: Fast Food Nutrients

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compute the nutrient values of fast foods. In this fast food nutrient, students observe a PowerPoint about nutrition. They research nutritional topics, answer questions about nutrition, and determine the nutrient values of...
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Calories

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore calories. In this lesson about calories, students practice counting and recording calories. Students use a sample Calorie Calculation Chart to record how many calories consumed in one day. Students do an experiment on...
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A Potential Energy Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th
In this energy learning exercise, students describe the differences between kinetic and potential energy and the difference between heat and temperature. This learning exercise has 6 short answer questions.
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Personal Health Series-Energy Balance

For Students 7th - 8th
For this energy balance worksheet, students answer 10 questions about energy, calories, metabolism and basal metabolic rate. They answer questions about physical activity and how it affects the number of calories needed in a day.
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Cellular Respiration

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this cellular respiration worksheet, students compare the following processes: cellular respiration, glycolysis, lactic acid fermentation, and alcoholic fermentation. This worksheet has 9 short answer, 6 matching, 3 multiple choice,...
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Health Puzzle

For Students 4th - 8th
In this health worksheet, learners identify and locate words related to health lifestyles. There are 39 words located in the puzzle.
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Looking at Food Labels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret the food and nutrition on food labels. They determine their nutrient needs and how comprehending food labels can help them to meet those needs. Pupils recall that food labels provide nutrition information to help...
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Tiny Bites: What Difference Could They Make?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore how small "extra" bites of food can add significant calories to their diet. They estimate how many extra calories they add to their diets by just taking small bites of food throughout the day.
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Your Energy Balance Goal!

For Teachers K - 3rd
This is the last lesson in the series put out by Together Counts on health. This activity has youngsters setting goals to keep their energy balanced by making excellent eating and activity choices. They may need a little help making...
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How Balanced Are You?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Help young learners look at energy in and energy out. Discuss how different activities may require different amounts of energy in. Use the included worksheet to have them write or draw pictures of what they ate in one day and what...
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Your Energy Out

For Teachers K - 5th
What kinds of physical activity should youngsters do more of? What kind of activities should they do enough of? What kind of activities should they do less of? Studies say that children should be doing about an hour of vigorous activity...
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Energy Plus!

For Teachers K - 2nd
This lesson seems pretty advanced for K-2nd graders, but there are some pieces that can be used with young learners. Look through this comprehensive, fact-filled lesson and pull out information and activities that you can adapt to fit...
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Food and Energy

For Teachers K - 2nd
What is a calorie? How many calories do young people require? How many do athletes require? How many calories do adults need? Introduce learners to the calories in foods. Explain that different types of foods have different amounts of...
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Transit Energies: Heat and Work

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explain how transit energies work. In this physics lesson, students perform a series of experiment on heat transfer. They solve calorimetric problems after the activity.
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Measuring the Number Of Calories In Sunlight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students., in groups, define calorie and compare the absorption of solar energy by three different collectors. They define solar constant and offer several explanations for discrepancies between the data collected and the solar constant.
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Balancing Clara's Calories!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this calories worksheet, students look at the chart of food and activities and decide the activities the person should do to burn a certain amount of calories. Students complete 3 problems.
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Fitness

For Students 5th - 8th
In this fitness worksheet, students review the components to a well-balanced exercise routine and explain the importance of physical activity. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice, 4 fill in the blank, and 5 short answer questions.
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Health in Progress - Portion Sizes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore portion sizes over the last 20 years. While visiting a specified website, students convert the increased calories to activity equivalents. As a class, they discuss healthy portion sizes and strategies to develop...
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Calories, Energy for Exercise and Life

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students calculate the number of calories they need daily and examine the impact of exercise on their caloric needs. They then determine if their daily caloric intake meets or exceeds their daily need.
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What's the Shape of Your Diet?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, 5th graders investigate a proper balanced diet and compare their daily diet with recommendations from the food pyramid. Students create a visual representation of their...
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Calorimetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate calorimetry and set up equipment to measure calories. In this calorimetry lesson plan, students make a calorimeter and compare large amounts of heated water with small amounts to show the difference in calories....
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What the Heck is a BMR?

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Basal Metabolic Rate learning exercise, students read directions to find an estimate of their BMR in calories per day, their total caloric expenditures per day, and learn how calories work in their bodies. Students write ten...
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Food Energy

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this food energy worksheet, students review calories and how calories are determined. Students calculate how much thermal energy it would take to raise certain volumes of water a certain number of degrees. This worksheet has 3 word...
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What Goes in Must Come Out

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners monitor their calorie intake and energy expenditure. They keep track of daily data in a journal and assess and adjust their diets as appropriate.
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The Energy that Keeps Us Moving

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars measure the calorie content of food. In this technology lesson, students explore where the CEENBoTs get the energy to make it move. They create a Venn diagram showing the differences of energy in food and CEENBoTs.
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Dietary Guidelines

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners study the dietary guidelines and what they do.  In this healthy eating lesson students study nutrition labels and calorie needs.
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Measuring Calories

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students burn peanuts and marshmallows to determine the calories each contains. In this calorimetry lesson plan, students set up an apparatus with a ring stand and water in an aluminum can. They record the temperature of the water before...
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Measuring Calories in Food

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners measure the amount of calories in food. For this food energy lesson, students discuss what a calorie is, how our bodies use a calorie, and how many we need. Then, learners use a calorimeter to calculate the amount of energy in a...
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What The Peanuts Say: Catabolism and Calories

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the energy released by a peanut and a piece of a walnut. In this catabolism and calories lesson plan, students burn a peanut and a piece of a walnut and measure the temperature of the water before burning and after...
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Calorie Connection

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners calculate the calories in a Brazil nut and the calories needed for daily intake. In this calories lesson plan, students use calorimetry to measure the change in water temperature heated by the burning of a Brazil nut. They also...
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Calories and Nutrition

For Students 6th - 10th
In this calories worksheet, students use a chart comparing the calories found in different food items to complete 3 short answer questions.
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Liquids and Solids

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this liquids and solids worksheet, students solve eleven problems including analyzing compounds and their colligative properties. They identify bonds in compounds, they determine calories needed to the raise temperature of water and...
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Measuring Calories

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate what a calorie is and how and why we measure them. They conduct an experiment to compare the calories of a peanut and a mini-marshmallow, and explain and discuss how calories are directly related to the amount of...
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Caloric Burning Activities

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use problem solving, decision making and basic math skills to calculate calories used during different activities. They determine the relation between food intake and activity. Students also figure out the activity,...
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Mended Hearts, Broken Hearts, Healthy Hearts, Half-Hearted

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students integrate locomotor movements with nutrition information. They solve simple math functions related to the calories-per-gram contents of each nutrient and perform fitness activities to match the number of calories contained in...
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Linear Equations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners engage in a activity that is about developing linear equations while drawing them in the context of measuring fat grams and calories. They conduct research about health issues using a variety of resources. Students determine a...
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A Meal of Endurance

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners evaluate the nutritional value of the explorers' meals. This is done through analyzing caloric intake versus caloric expenditure, describing the trend in diet change that explorers experienced over a two year expedition, ...
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Get Fit for Yosemite - Nutrition

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils demonstrate an understanding of healthy eating habits and of following a fitness program. They visit Yosemite Institute.
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Calorie Countdown

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze their caloric intake and energy output. In this nutrition and health activity, 5th graders use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to evaluate their personal food intake and activity level. Students explore the...
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Understanding MyPyramid

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate serving sizes. In this serving size lesson plan, 5th graders study the food pyramid paying special attention to proper serving sizes of food. Resources are provided.
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You Are What You Eat

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the different food groups and what nutrients are needed for a healthy diet.  In this food groups lesson students complete several activities in classifying food. 
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Plan Your Meals - Enrichment Worksheet

For Students 6th
In this math and diet activity, 6th graders read about dietary caloric needs before determining what percent of a 1500 calorie a day diet various food item represent as they design a healthy daily diet. They round the answers to the...
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Nutrition

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders extend their knowledge of calories, proteins, carbohydrate and fats. They discover their body's use of calorie intake, explore diet in relation to excercise and nutrition and determine if their diet and excercise habis...
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Food Intake and Physical Activity

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders graph their estimations of caloric intake and caloric expenditures.
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Calorie Countdown

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore human health by identifying calories in food items. For this healthy eating habits lesson, 4th graders view the USDA food pyramid on the Internet and identify the choices they should be making each day. Students...
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You Are What You Eat

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine food labels and study serving size and calories.  In this healthy eating lesson plan students complete several activities to understand food labels.
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Energy Balance 101: Energy Balance Tracker

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this energy balance worksheet, students keep track of everything they eat/drink for one day, then calculate their energy in/energy out by recording calories and calories burned and answer 4 related questions.
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What Are Calories?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars examine calories for the human body. In this calorie lesson, students explore the energy expenditures needed for different types of activities and how many calories are needed to support daily functions.
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Bar Graph- Calories In Fast Food Items

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this bar graph learning exercise, students analyze a bar graph that shows calories in 10 fast food menu items. Students answer 7 questions about the graph.
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The International System of Units

For Students 9th - 12th
For this measurement worksheet, students fill in 10 blanks, determine if 4 statements are true or false, match 13 terms with the appropriate definitions and solve 3 problems related to the International System of Units.
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Specific Heat

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this energy worksheet, students determine the specific heat of an element or compound if the temperature increases or decreases. Students solve 10 problems. Then students use a chart showing calories in food to complete 4 word problems.
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Calorimetry Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
In this chemistry worksheet, students answer the essay questions while focusing on the concept of measuring calories and there is a variety of types of problems.
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Height and Weight Energy Intake

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health instructional activity, students examine the amount of calories needed for both sexes throughout life according to different heights and weights.
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Fast Food Fun

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use technology to input, retrieve, organize, manipulate, evaluate, and communicate information to find calories and fat in a typical fast food meal. They decide which fast food restaurant you would like to visit and click on...
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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
Students 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 burned...
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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. In 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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Calorimetry

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students 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
Students 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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CALORIE COUNTDOWN

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
Pupils 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 land...
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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
Learners measure and record the mass of the nut to be tested to the nearest 0.01 gram.