How Much Energy Is That Anyway?

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss what happens to the human body if it doesn't get enough calories
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of chemical reactions, dimensional analysis, and the difference between heat and temperature
  • Be aware of all food allergies before passing out snack packs
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