Why We Love Sugar

Now that's sour! Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries? Here is a resource that helps pupils explore sugar, where it comes from, different types, why organisms need it, and how much we ingest. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners keep track of the sugar they eat in one day and discuss as a class
  • Research health problems that can occur due to consuming too much sugar
Classroom Considerations
  • Subtitles can be shown in English and French
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Closed captioning helps viewers keep up with the narrator's speed
  • The topic of sugar engages young pupils because they seem to love it! 
  • Full of fascinating information
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