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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. Using this information, a calculation will be made. This might help kids think a little more about their eating and exercising habits. Perhaps they will even consider making changes to their lifestyle.
Pupils 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.
Learners 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.
Learners analyze their own physical fitness and develop a personal fitness plan. In this physical fitness lesson plan, students complete a lifestyle survey and calculate their own body mass index. Learners create a physical fitness journal and adapt their lifestyle to achieve a greater level of physical fitness.
Students define body mass index and understand why it is important to your health. In this body mass index lesson, students find their BMI and create a spreadsheet. Students determine how their lifestyles affect this data and relate to their goals and expectations. Students keep activity logs.
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 activity in class. This is a terrific tool for encouraging a healthy balance between diet and exercise, as well as practice in building scientific literacy!
Body Mass Index calculator measures the amount of body fat based on height and weight.
Students investigate their body-mass index and ideal weight. In this body-mass index lesson, students learn to define, calculate, and record the index by accessing the Internet. They use an assigned web site to find their ideal weight, create an electronic portfolio using Word, and make a bar graph of their final BMI recordings.
Sixth graders discuss the factors of obesity. For this body health lesson, 6th graders address the causes of obesity and preventive measures. After calculating their individual Body Mass Indexes, students chart the information for the entire class. Students discuss ways to prevent weight gain, and discuss issues related to obesity.
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.