Quick summary: In this lesson, students will begin by assessing what they know about the topic of sugar by completing a 3-2-1 Bridge visible thinking routine. In order to learn about sugar and the effect it has on the human body, students will watch and summarise the information from two clips made by the people behind That Sugar Film. In a jigsaw classroom activity, students will dig deeper into the different forms that sugar can take. They will then consider the nutritional information of a food or drink in order to understand if it contains added sugar. The lesson concludes with students reflecting on their learning by revisiting the 3-2-1 Bridge visible thinking routine.
- Students will understand the (physiological) impact of sugar on our bodies
- Students will understand that sugar can take many different forms and be known as many different things
- Students will understand how to find out about the amount of sugar added to food or drink.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 & 8 Health & Physical Education
- Evaluate health information and communicate their own and others’ health concerns (ACPPS076)
- Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS073)
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE4.2, PDHPE4.3, PDHPE4.8, PDHPE4.9, PDHPE4.10, PDHPE4.12, PDHPE4.16.
General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 Health & 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: 90 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: (low/medium/high- add sentence as to why, e.g.: Medium – facilitate class discussion)
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Device capable of creating audiovisual recordings, such as an iPad or camera
- ‘Different names for sugar‘ information sheets – for jigsaw classroom activity
- ‘61 Names for Sugar’ poster – printed, one per student
- Students to bring in packaging of a food/drink that they consume on a regular basis OR web-enabled devices for students to research the nutrition information of a food/drink.
Keywords: Sugar, SugarByHalf, energy, food, drink, choices, packaging, nutrition.
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