Quick summary: In this lesson students will learn and share information about the impact of sugar on our health. They will establish their current knowledge of the topic in a stand-on-the-line barometer activity, then work in groups to investigate information and data on the impact of consuming too much added sugar on the human body. They will create an infographic poster to display the information, then participate in a gallery walk to read and provide feedback on each other’s infographics. The lesson will conclude with a Think-Feel-Do visible thinking routine, providing students with an opportunity to reflect on their new understanding of the impacts of added sugar on the body.
- Students understand the impact of consuming too much added sugar on the human body.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 & 8 Health and Physical Education
- Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS073)
- Plan and use health practices, behaviours and resources to enhance health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS077)
General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own, others’ and community health, safety and wellbeing. They demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – HPE – Years 7-8.
Time required: 120 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and student movement around the classroom.
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Enough web-enabled devices for one per group of 4-5 students
- Agree/Disagree signs
- Gallery Walk Feedback sheets
- Gallery walk feedback forms.
Keywords: sugar, SugarByHalf, health, added sugar, poster, infographic.
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