Should You Drink Sports Drinks? When? Why?

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New research proves even rinsing your mouth with carbohydrates without swallowing improves performance of the central nervous system. While some think sports drinks are amazing, others say they are a waste of money. Scholars learn about sports drinks and the role they play in various health concerns. They consider activity level, temperature, balanced diets, and many other factors as they discuss and complete a worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils make their own sports drinks
  • Go into more detail on the symptoms and treatment of heat stroke
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of cellular respiration and osmosis
Pros

  • Offers many extension ideas
  • Provides an answer key with explanations and more details for each answer
Cons

  • None