This is a two part 1,300 slide PowerPoint presentation about the molecules of life, healthy eating, the dangers associated with eating a diet of primarily junk food, explores the world of fast food, childhood obesity dangers, eating disorders and much more. This PowerPoint includes several video links, discussion questions, challenge questions and answers, built-in quiz, homework sheet, lesson notes, readings, answer keys, and much more.
A 180 slide review game and template is provided for a fantastic review of the entire learning experience.
Note: This post now includes my molecules of life / eating healthy lesson so please do not purchase both.
Part I: Molecules of Life, Nutrition and healthy eating.
This PowerPoint begins asking the students to describe their breakfast in details. Students respond with fruit loops, bagels etc. The PowerPoint then describes how at the end of the unit they will use terms such as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, etc. Students are then introduced to SPONCH (Sulfur, Phosphorus, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon, Hydrogen) The percentages of SPONCH in living organisms (wet weight) is presented in a step by step process. Students are then asked to create a pie graph in their journal / notebook. The SPONCH CaFe is then described (Calcium, Iron) as the 7th and 8th most important biological elements. Carbohydrates are then addressed with a focus on CHO. Simple and Complex sugars are described with visuals. A neat activity has students test for the presence of starch in a some unknown solutions using Iodine. Students also create Saltine Man / Woman with Iodine and a Saltine (Fun/Creative). Students are then asked a series of questions about simple and complex sugars and athletic events / energy. (Complex sugars for longer lasting energy, simple sugars for a quick burst). Mono, Di, and Polysaccharides are described with visuals (Specific sugars are shown) (Glycogen). Students are then asked to chew on a celery stick for a series of slides. Soluble and insoluble fiber are described with a focus on regularity. This is always an interesting period in the lesson. Polymers are mentioned briefly. Proteins are then described and a step by step slide sequence takes students through the structural proteins as well as learning the four roles of proteins (Growth, Repair, Reproduction, Regulation with a dog growling Grrr) Lipids are then described in a series of slides. Hormones such as estrogen and testosterone are described. Saturated Fats, Unsaturated Fats, and Trans Fats are all covered. Students are then challenged with a series of questions that show a food product and they need to answer with the correct type of fat. Answers are provided after each question. DNA is covered quickly to prepare students for the the quiz. A Quiz-Wiz 1-10 has the students name the correct molecule of life (carbohydrate, Protein, Lipid, Nucleic Acid). The answers are provided at the end. The question is preview before the answer is revealed so the teacher can call upon the students. DNA is then covered. Students draw in a step by step fashion the structure of DNA and answer many review questions. They then build a DNA strand from Twizzlers and Gummie Bears. Directions with visuals and follow-up questions are provided. This is a neat PowerPoint that describes the molecules of life and SPONCH Elements, and focus on student health and well being throughout. Please see my entire Life Topics Unit described below before purchasing this PowerPoint.
Part II: Healthy Eating and Living
This PowerPoint begins by giving each student a Twinkie and asking the students to sketch the Twinkie using color into their journal / notebook. Students are then asked in a slide to record information all around the Twinkie. The more information = a better grade. After some fun information about the history associated, and origins of the Twinkie, the ingredients of a Twinkie are broken down one at a time. Special focus is put into food preservatives / additives, hydrogenation, emulsifiers, serving size, artificial colors, and flavors. A neat lab activity has teacher prepare Jell-O squares the night before. Teacher also prepares pineapple juice. One pineapple juice should be made from real pineapples, and the other needs to be made using canned pineapples. Student then use eye droppers and add drops from each type of pineapple juice on different Jell-O squares. They will find that the canned pineapple juice does very little to the Jell-O. The fresh pineapple juice contains an enzymes that breaks apart the collagen in the Jell-O. This activity shows how many fresh foods have helpful digestive enzymes over processed foods. Directions, visuals, and follow-up questions are all provided in the slideshow. Calories are addressed and a link to a calorie intake program is also included. A hidden box game also has students guess the picture beneath some boxes where each slide removes pieces blocking the image. Students take guesses as to the picture beneath. At the end of the lesson, students have a whole list of why junk is not good for your body. They then have the option to eat the Twinkie, or to throw it away. A question at the end asks the students to record why they made the decision they did? It is usually a mixed bag of eaters vs. tossers - Regardless, the kids leave the room at the end of class talking all about it. This is a neat PowerPoint. It jumps around to many different products and issues associated with junk food but having the Twinkie staring you in the face makes it all the more real. This PowerPoint then describes some health effects with childhood obesity. A link to a video is provided. Notes occur in a step by step process with visuals that describes the dangers of obesity. Factors that control obesity are then described and some thought questions emerge. The focus turns to the Fast Food Industry and why fast food sell is addressed in a step by step process. A couple of neat McDonalds value meal questions are addressed. A really neat quiz has the students guess the names of 20 people. The first ten are famous people throughout history that will puzzle the students. The last ten are fast food and junk food icons which all the students get. This moves discussion into the power of advertising. What students can do to help manage their weight is addressed. A series of challenge questions review the weight management plan in multiple choice form. Students find the incorrect part of the plan. Easting disorders are then presented. Anorexia and its dangers are presented in a step by step process. Bulima nervosa is describe and the dangers associated with this disorder. A link to a video that describes the portrayal of women in the media is presented. Please view before showing your students. The dangers of anabolic steroids is provided. A few hidden box games conclude this PowerPoint that has the students guess a relevant picture beneath some shapes. Each slide removes more of the blocking shapes and students guess the picture beneath. Thanks for your interest in this PowerPoint.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provide built-in opportunity to review material, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.
Please visit the entire unit that this lesson is one small part of. The Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit includes a 13 Part interactive and engaging PowerPoint Presentation of 6,600+ slides with built-in class notes (Red Slides), lab activities with built-in instructions and questions, project ideas, discussion questions, built-in quizzes, step by step drawings, challenge questions with answers and much more. Text is always in large print (32 font) and is placed at the top of each slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Also included is a 38 page assessment / bundled homework package that chronologically follows the PowerPoint slideshow, as well as a 36 page modified assessment. 60 pages of class notes with visuals are included for students who may require support, as well as answer keys to both of the assessments for support professionals, teachers, and homeschool parents. 108 video shorts (.flv files) are provided and a slide within the slideshow cues teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes and are included in organized folders. Five PowerPoint review games (125+ slides each) are included. Answers to the PowerPoint review games are provided in PowerPoint form so students can self-assess. Lastly, several class games such as guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes, crossword puzzles, and the find the hidden owl somewhere within the slideshow are provided.
Human Body and Health Topics Unit on TpT
Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit
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Entire Curriculum that I offer on TpT ($99)
Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
I also sell all 20 Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework package that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and much more
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Ryan Murphy M.Ed
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Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit
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Human Body and Health Topics Unit on TpT
Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
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Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit
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