Discovery Education has joined forces with Sanford Heath and WebMD to create Fit 4 the Classroom. This site has amazing resources to help your students get moving, exercise healthy eating habits and think about making health conscious decisions throughout their day.
As a Health teacher I absolutely love the Fit 4 the Classroom resource! The Sugar Detective Lesson was timely and age appropriate (Grade 5) and it brought together all the resources in an easy-to-use manner. After completing the “Life of a Soda” portion, we culminated the lesson with a hands on experiment where we measured the amount of sugar in Coke vs Diet Coke and incorporated various concepts like density.
Check out the Sugar Detective Lesson.
I put the Fit 4 the Classroom resources to work in the foyer of my school. Across from where my students sit and wait to be picked up from after school activities, there is a wall of glass bricks. I used the space to create a spring-themed QR code display. Where do the QR codes take students? Right to the Fit 4 the Classroom videos, interactive quizzes and instructional slide shows. Nothing like using student down time to sneak in a lesson!