Body Science - The what, where and why of sugar This set of four HPE lessons focuses on teaching students the basic science of sugar and its potential health impacts. The lessons consider what sugar is, where it comes from, and what it does to the body if you have too much. Through learning students are encouraged to make smart, healthy decisions... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. SugarByHalf – What Is Sugar? – HPE – Years 7 & 8
    SugarByHalf – What Is Sugar? – HPE – Years 7 & 8

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. SugarByHalf – Too Much Sugar – HPE – Years 7 & 8
    SugarByHalf – Too Much Sugar – HPE – Years 7 & 8
  2. SugarByHalf – Why Halve Sugar? – HPE – Years 7 & 8
    SugarByHalf – Why Halve Sugar? – HPE – Years 7 & 8

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. SugarByHalf – Good Health Snack-Fest! – HPE – Years 7 & 8
    SugarByHalf – Good Health Snack-Fest! – HPE – Years 7 & 8