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Baylor College

#### Body Mass Index (BMI)

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How do you calculate your Body Mass Index, and why is this information a valuable indicator of health? Class members discover not only what BMI is and practice calculating it using the height and weight of six fictitious individuals, but...
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#### BMI For Kids - Body Mass Index

For Students K - 5th
Promote healthy lifestyles with an interactive that provides young learners with healthy nutrition and exercise messages. Class members plug their height and weight information into an online body mass index calculator, and hear positive...
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#### BMI Calculations

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Obesity is a worldwide concern. Using survey results, learners compare local BMI statistics to celebrity BMI statistics. Scholars create box plots of the data, make observations about the shape and spread of the data, and examine the...
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#### What's My BMI?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students construct the Metric Pyramid from the handout. They use the Metric Pyramid to convert from standard to metric measure and vice versa. They compute their own Body Mass Index.
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For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore body mass index, calculate theirs, compare theirs to Canadian guidelines, and discuss possible reasons for being underweight.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

#### Measuring Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Studies show that obesity is now a global problem. But how are researchers measuring obesity? Young scientists investigate the myriad of methods for measuring body fat through a presentation. From hands-on to high-tech, viewers learn...
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#### Perceived Overweight and Actual Weight Risk Classification

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students calculate their BMI and compare it to a healthy weight chart.  In this health lesson plan, students compare the perception of overweight with healthy weight charts. Students interpret collected data and evaluate their own weight...
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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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#### All About Me: Measuring Height and Weight

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students take personal fitness inventories. In this personal health lesson, students take measurements of their heights and weights. Students record the data, calculate their BMI, and then chart their physical activity.
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#### Feeling Good About My Body: A Lesson on Self Esteem

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the concept of self esteem. In this health lesson, 3rd graders participate in several classroom activities that address developing a positive self concept.
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#### Key to Good Health: Exercise

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students calculate their heart rate before and after exercise. In this health lesson, students find their resting heart rate and then exercise for 5-10 minutes. Students take their heart rate afterwards and observe the differences.
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#### Assessing My Fitness Level (Being the Best I Can Be)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils analyze the five components of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. They monitor heart rates, calculate target heart ranges, and assess levels of...
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#### How to Protect Your Heart

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine risk factors associated with heart disease and develop their own personal plans for decreasing the risk of heart disease.
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#### Raising a Healthy Child

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify key features in promoting their child's health. They create their own health and wellness plan for their Students.
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#### Sports Helmets and Impact Testing of Polymers

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students examine the importance of good quality safety gear. In this investigative lesson, students will tests various polymers, collect data, and analyze the data to determine which polymer is best for safety helmets. They will design a...