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Running on Empty


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Running on Empty

In this exercise and nutrition activity, learners will explore how food is the fuel that powers them. They will create a chart to figure out how many calories they burn during recess. As an extension, learners are encouraged to calculate the number of calories in their favorite foods to determine how much energy each food provides.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 7 days

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Poster board
  • Marker
  • Calculators
  • Worksheets
  • Scale

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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