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Screen Time


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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Screen Time

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

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with internet access

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition

Informal Categories


  • Sports and Exercise

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2007

Funding Source:

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

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