Screen Time

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This game asks you a series of questions about how much time you spend in front of a screen, not being active. It begins by pointing out that since we spend a lot of time in front of computer screens at work or school, additional time at home can really affect how healthy we are. It asks how much time you spend watching TV, playing computer games, and using the computer each day. It then adds up the total amount of screen time you spend every day, and calculates how many hours you spend a year in front of a screen. It also tells you if that's a healthy amount, and suggests ways to stay active while in front of screens.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet access


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition

Informal Categories

  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Foreign language versions of this resource:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



Funding Source:

  • National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, "Science Education Partnerships Award", R25RR022741