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Body Mass Index (BMI)
How do you calculate your Body Mass Index, and why is this information a valuable indicator of health? Your class members will discover not only what BMI is and practice calculating it using the height and weight of six fictitious individuals, but in the process they will also learn valuable skills of interpreting information, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions based on evidence.
3rd - 8th Science 52 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
BMI For Kids - Body Mass Index
Students plug in their height and weight information into an online body mass index calculator, and hear a healthy message depending on if they are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. In this health lesson plan, students also track their activity for one week.
K - 5th Health 6 Views 4 Downloads
Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 7: Getting the Skinny on Obesity
Lesson 7 from Do Something, Inc. of their Eating Healthy unit focuses on BMI - body mass index. There is a link for your learners to calculate where they fall on the BMI spectrum. They can click on the website and enter their birthdate and current weight.
9th - 12th Health 7 Views 7 Downloads
What is BMI?
Students calculate their body mass index (BMI) and research BMI. In this weight and health lesson, students measure their height and weight and use the BMI formula from the CDC website to calculate their BMI. They research BMI, how it relates to chronic health problems, and their own BMI status.
7th - 9th Science 14 Views 61 Downloads
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Students study body mass index and how to calculate it to analyze their weight. They discuss risk factors for heart disease, ways to burn calories, and healthy ways to lose weight. After viewing slides, they discuss tips to losing weight, how to calculate BMI, and determine a healthy weight range.
4th - 6th Health 5 Views 19 Downloads
My Personal Menu
Students examine health and weight concerns. In this health studies instructional activity, students use their BMI and BMR calculations to determine weight gain, loss, or maintenance goals. Students use formulas to determine the appropriate amount of calories needed to reach their goal.
7th - 8th Math 5 Views 8 Downloads
Health: Overweight Youth
Investigate the primary causes for the increase in overweight youth and discover its impact on the health care system. After watching segments from the Bill Moyers Now program, your students develop campaigns to implement in school that combat obesity and promote physical activity.
9th - 12th Physical Education 7 Views 92 Downloads
In The Zone
A 10 week project to track heart rate through physical activity. This activity recommends using a heart rate monitor but if these are not available to use that's ok. The goal is to monitor, track, and analyze their heart rate in running one mile daily.
6th - 10th Physical Education 5 Views 56 Downloads
My Personal Improvement Plan
Students investigate what is necessary to design a personal improvement plan including making web using software. They research the meaning of Body Mass Index and how to measure it before accessing assigned web sites that discuss health and fitness for teenagers and writing a personal improvement plan.
6th - 8th Health 6 Views 19 Downloads
What am I? (Calculating Body-Mass Index)
Students investigate the importance interpreting formulas. In this algebra lesson, students calculate their percentages of body fat and use it to make better nutritional intake decision. They learn healthier ways to-eat and reduce their BMI.
9th - 10th Math 4 Views 3 Downloads
BMI: Body Mass Indicator
Students discover their body weight and composition. In this health lesson plan, students use a body mass indicator to identify their percentage of body fat. Students develop an exercise plan and record progress throughout a month.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 7 Views 25 Downloads
Class members participate in a discussion, read a newspaper article, and participate in activities meant to open their eyes to the problem of obesity in the US. There are resource links, electronic worksheets, and teacher's notes to help you implement the lesson plan in class.
5th - 8th Health 5 Views 24 Downloads
How Much Do You Burn?
Sixth graders discover their weight relative to the other children in their class. They determine how many calories they burn through exercise and compare it with their classmates. Using the internet, they calculate their body mass index and organize their information on a spreadsheet.
6th Health 3 Views 2 Downloads
Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students
This is a very valuable lesson for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical growth and development of adolescents (changes in height, weight, and weight distribution) and prompts learners to question the ideal body image projected in advertisements and in the media.
6th - 9th Physical Education 108 Views 89 Downloads
Breaking News English: Models Under 16 Banned in London
In this English learning exercise, students read "Models Under 16 Banned in London," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Perceived Overweight and Actual Weight Risk Classification
Students calculate their BMI and compare it to a healthy weight chart. In this health lesson, students compare the perception of overweight with healthy weight charts. Students interpret collected data and evaluate their own weight status.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads