This resource describes and discusses carbohydrates. Written in student-friendly language, this resource could be used for assigned reading or as part of student-led research. Additionally, links to other relevant material and resources are included.
This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek demonstrates the path food takes in our body in order for us to absorb nutrients. The functions of the 6 nutrients of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water are described with examples of each nutrient. This video can be played when teaching a lesson on nutrition and healthy foods.
In this media-rich activity from Cyberchase, students use math to investigate the components of a healthy, well-balanced meal. They use the My Plate food chart as a reference to learn the proper proportions of each of the five food groups and plan a well-balanced meal.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This is a free video resource from PBS LearningMedia that teaches students about the importance of sunscreen. In this video from DragonflyTV, Aaron and Justin, who spend lots of time outdoors surfing and bike riding, test which level of sunscreen best protects their skin from the harmful effects of the Sun’s rays. The boys order a set of special water bottles designed to change color when exposed to ultraviolet rays. They then apply olive oil, shortening, and three sunscreens of different sun protection factors (SPFs) to the bottles and gauge how well the applications work.
This free video resource from PBS LearningMedia teaches students about nutrition. CitySprouts is a community gardening program that promotes healthy eating, hard work, and nature education in urban communities. Hear from the kids in the program as they plant and harvest vegetables and learn to cook new foods.
Don’t let the cold prevent you from staying fit. Instead, take advantage of all that winter offers. This article offers tips on how to stay active and healthy during the cold, dreary winter months.
This free video resource from PBS LearningMedia teaches students about nutritious food and healthy eating habits. This Fizzy's Lunch Lab video and related lesson plan provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics with an emphasis on vegetables. Using these materials, students will learn that veggies contain specific nutrients that promote health and prevent disease.
In this classroom resource from PBS LearningMedia, students watch a video about getting and keeping fit in a non-judgemental way. When Arthur doesn't fit into his costume for the play, he's shocked to learn that he's become "husky-sized." Now he's serious about getting in shape. Will he turn to an all-protein diet? Eat only herbs and berries? Or will he try something really radical... like exercise?! This is a free resource. This resource also includes links to additional activities to use with the video.
Students test their knowledge about the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health with this interactive quiz from Arthur's Family Health. Students get immediate feedback as they answer questions about healthy eating habits and fitness activities on this ten question quiz.