ALEX Classroom Resource

  

The Energy Equation

  Classroom Resource Information  

Title:

The Energy Equation

URL:

https://www.cdc.gov/bam/teachers/energy.html

Content Source:

Other
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Most kids (and most adults) understand the need to make healthy food choices, get enough sleep, or participate in physical activity regularly. But people do not always base their actions on what they know. One of the challenges of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to help people translate health information into action.

In this activity, students review the components of the Energy Equation: Food + Sleep + Physical Activity = Energy. They think about the barriers to and benefits of acting on each component of the equation. Finally, students develop a plan for putting their health knowledge into practice.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.5.2) Analyze healthy alternatives over unhealthy alternatives when making decisions.

Examples: eating regular meals vs. skipping meals, choosing healthy snacks vs. junk food, getting proper exercise vs. too much screen time

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.6.1) Assess current personal health practices and set a goal to adopt, maintain, or improve one or more health practices.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.7.2) Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: practicing proper use of prescription medications, good nutrition, proper rest, regular exercise; avoiding driver distractions

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.1.4) Analyze the relationship between engaging in regular physical activity and healthy eating as ways to improve personal health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.6.1) Apply strategies and skills needed to attain a personal health goal.

Tags: energy, health, personal health goals
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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  This resource provided by:  
Author: Penny Edwards
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit