Lesson Plan

Energy Content of Foods

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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 find the energy content of four different foods. Then, they are able to make generalizations about the relative energy content of both fats and carbohydrates.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Connect this lesson with the difference in a calorie and a Calorie
Classroom Considerations
  • Be aware of any potential food allergies
  • Requires LabPro or CBL 2 interface, TI graphing calculator, and the DataMate program
  • Use caution when around flames and other dangerous materials
  • Includes cross-curricular connections to science, nutrition, and health
  • Experiment relates the nutrition labels pupils see daily to science
  • Includes data tables for individuals as well as tables to write in the class data
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