Show students how they can track the amount of time they spend sleeping, using screen media, moving, and sleeping and compare it to the recommended daily times spent on each activity. Afterwards, have each student create a personalized health plan that addresses how much they should increase or decrease the amount of time spent on any of these activities
Teach students about the roles the circulatory system and heart play in their body by observing their heartbeat during and after physical activity. Then foster connections between exercise and heart health by analyzing how they could incorporate more movement in their daily lives.
Analyze how sleep affects students’ brain functions by addressing the negative consequences of too little sleep. Then allow students to research changes they can make at home to make the perfect sleep zone and improve the quality of their sleep.
Students use analytical and graphing skills to identify healthy responses to stress and fatigue. Students focus on the choices they make – in particular the foods they eat – when they are feeling poorly and how these choices make them feel.
Students use analytical and graphing skills to explore the concepts of potential and kinetic energy. They identify potential and kinetic energy in a variety of exercises and determine at what point in an exercise the potential energy is greatest.
Students will use analytical and graphing skills to evaluate the healthiness of beverages and consider why it is important to make healthy drink choices. Students conduct an experiment in which they compare the amounts of sugar found in several drinks.
Discovery Education, Sanford Health and WebMD teamed up to create a new program called fit 4 the classroom, an extension of the fit initiative designed to educate, motivate, and inspire children of all ages to live a healthy lifestyle.