PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)

PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)
PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)
PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)
PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)
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Math The Sweet Truth Project
Appropriate for grades 6-8 & Homeschool


PURPOSE:
In this project, students will examine sugar content in popular beverages. Using the concept of rate and unit rate, students can explore how to compare sugar concentrations using the nutrition facts given on the labels. This project also includes the option to tabulate the data using an excel notebook program to learn how computers calculate formulas. Overall, this project has great applications in health, science and mathematics.

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STORY:
Many diets today consist of counting calories or grams of fat, but many times we don't realize how much sugar we consume - especially in the things we drink. Often times, kids are the ones who can be hurt the most by sugary drinks. To visualize this concept, I made this project for my students who were convinced that anything you could drink was “good for you.”

POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS:
In addition to filling out a table of data, students understand better how much sugar goes into the drinks they enjoy when you physically show them what 100g of sugar looks like. Sugar cubes can be cheaply purchased at the supermarket. Once you calculate how much sugar is present in each container, make a display in your classroom of how much sugar is present in it by counting out sugar cubes (they are 1 gram each).

MATERIALS/PRE-REQS:
Besides this file, you may require:
     ☆Computers/iPads for the students to practice using a spreadsheet software
     ☆Sugar Cubes (optional) – see possible extensions

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5
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Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)
PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)
PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)
PROJECT - The Sweet Truth (Mathematics)