Meet the Calorie

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What is a calorie and how does it work? How many calories do we consume in a typical day, and how many do our cells need to function well? Your learners will answer these questions and more using a worksheet, which includes informational text, discussion questions, and a follow-up activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • As an extension activity, examine how carbohydrates, protein, and fat can also be taken into account when considering nutritional value
  • Have learners research what factors must be used when calculating an individual's unique caloric needs
Pros

  • Good discussion questions to structure partner activity
Cons

  • None