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Students discover through research on the internet the importance of daily water intake, the origin of the rule eight glasses of water a day, the validity in the rule, and the effect water has on their health.
Learners examine water, its function and how much you should consume.  In this water lesson plan students study water and why it is important, how much you should drink and what its functions are in your body. 
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Students develop an understanding of the role water has in the body and the importance of getting enough water each day. Through the instructional activity, students recognize the risks and signs of dehydration. Also, they identify foods with high water content and practical ways to add water to their daily routines.
Learners explore the characteristics of water. In this water exploration lesson, students participate in various learning centers to inquire how water drains and how to increase the flow of water. Learners use estimation and measurement in each of these stations.
An important part of balancing caloric intake to energy expenditure is knowing how many Calories you are consuming. In the fifth of a seven-lesson series on food and energy, learners estimate their daily caloric intake, then use a handout to find the foods they typically consume in a day, and finally, add up the Calories to get a daily total to compare to their estimates. The activity is wrapped up by having kids think about how they could make healthier choices when it comes to eating. 
This application allows you to track calorie consumption and exercise. Food intake is also broken down by carbohydrate, fat, protein, sodium, sugar, and fiber, helping users to live strong!
Students calculate the calories in the food they eat. In this health science lesson, students record everything they eat and drink for a day. They identify the total calories they use daily using the activity chart provided.
Second graders learn about the human body. In this biology lesson plan, 2nd graders will begin with the basics of understanding charts and graphs and progress into units that cover the body systems, and mental and emotional health. Students will learn how their daily choices effect their bodies.
Eighth graders explore water pollution. In this stewardship instructional activity, 8th graders draw comparisons between potable and impaired waters. Students use the Learning Link website to examine ways people are fighting pollution and then design an action hero to end water pollution.
Learners investigate a Biblical based weight loss program which asks them to read, take on-line quizzes and tests, assess their level of physical activity, explore nutrition and food guidelines and determine whether weight loss would be appropriate.
Students investigate how water is utilized in producing food. In this agriculture lesson, students examine how much water goes into the creation of their daily menu. Students create a new menu that can conserve water and cut their water usage in half.
Students examine the Food Guide Pyramid, then keep daily food journals. They evaluate their current nutritional habits and create plans for developing healthier eating habits.
Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially for people with special dietary needs. After learning about standard nutritional needs for adults, learners take on the role of a dietician and work together to create a menu for one of the following unique nutritional needs: High blood pressure Vegetarian Pregnancy Lactose intolerance Type 2 diabetes High performance athletes Astronauts By examining the special dietary restrictions for their assigned person, groups determine how to ensure a balanced menu while taking into account the unique issues facing their assigned nutritional specialty. Additionally, each child keeps a food diary to get in touch with his/her own caloric intake. To see what the lesson might look like, watch the video included in the Additional Materials section.
Young hydrologists observe a waterwheel which helps them investigate the transformations of energy that occur when the blades of a hydro-turbine are turning. They work together in pairs and pretend to be engineers who are building a new and more efficient waterwheel. This fantastic lesson plan employs teaching strategies that bring in real-life scenarios which should stimulate and motivate your students. Some terrific extension activities are presented as well.
Students analyze the nutritional content of different cereals. For this health science lesson, students apply their knowledge about nutrition to create a healthy granola cereal. They design a package and market their product.
Students examine a fruit-related Q & A Science Times article. They write their own food science questions and answer them in the same format as the article. For homework, they analyze their fruit consumption according to U.S. nutrition guidelines.
High schoolers explore the dangers of eating high levels of mercury and how small amounts of mercury in water accumulate in greater quantities in organisms higher in the food chain. They list the health of effects of high levels of mercury on humans.
Students study the effects of dietary supplements on bodily functions.  In this health lesson students calculate their caloric needs and research dietary supplements. 
Students study Nutrition Facts labels. In this life science lesson plan, students explore Nutrition Facts labels, then determine and analyze the nutrients found in a variety of foods. Additionally students construct bug boxes used to collect bugs found in gardens. This lesson plan also includes an educational game, excellent practice worksheet, and take home family activity.

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