Lesson Plan

Eating Disorders (Project)

Foundations on some food disorders related to lack of nutrients
Tony D.
Classroom teacher
UWCSEA
Singapore,
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Science
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
Objectives
  • Explain the importance of a balanced diet
  • Understand the way nutrients work in the body and consequences related to a lack of them.
Subjects
Science
Grades 6 - 8
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 LEARN

Keynote
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Google Drive
Free, Paid
  • Start : Class/Group Brainstorm:
    “Why do we need food?”
  • Presentation about the different concepts of the unit
  • Some clip videos and questions related to them
Student Instructions
  • Students complete some worksheets after the presentation

2 HOOK

BrainPop
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  • Show the EATING DISORDERS animation (or ask the students to watch it independently)
  • Ask students to do the quiz and activities
Student Instructions
  • Students complete the quiz and activity (vocabulary) after watching the animation

3 APPLY

Google Drive
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Keynote
$9.99
iMovie
$4.99
Zaption
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  • State that to stay healthy a person must have each of the food groups discussed, in the right amounts.  Too much or too little of any group can lead to malnutrition. 
  • Divide the class in small groups.
    Student Instructions
    • Each group is assigned to one example of malnutrition. They must include the cause and symptom and suggest treatment/suggested diet to improve health.
    • They can present in any format: video, keynote, animation...
    • To engage the class in their presentation, they must create a quiz on KAHOOT to run after the presentation to consolidate knowledge or a ZAPTION video including questions.
    • Food disorders for the project:
      • starvation
      • coronary heart disease 
      • constipation
      • obesity and Anorexia 
      • Kwashiorkor 
      • Scurvy
      • Rickets
      • Anaemia (iron deficiency)