Carbohydrate Consumption, Athletic Performance and Health – Using Science Process Skills to Understand the Evidence

This Carbohydrate Consumption, Athletic Performance and Health – Using Science Process Skills to Understand the Evidence activity & project also includes:

Should athletes carb load before an event or consume carbohydrates during the competition? Scholars discuss how to set up a hypothesis and experiment to answer a question relating carbohydrates and athletic performance. Then, they read scientific studies on the same topics and compare the similarities and differences. They focus on the variables and study methodologies.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the process of a human digesting carbohydrate and the timing for each benefit
  • Invite a sports nutritionist to speak to the class about carbohydrates and protein
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of carbohydrates, proteins, and independent and dependent variables
Pros

  • Includes extension ideas and links
  • Applies broad scientific concepts to a specific topic many pupils use
Cons

  • None