Sub Plans for Teen Health: Energy Drink Dangers Grades 6th-12th

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6th - 12th, Homeschool
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Here is how to use this lesson:

1. "Teacher Directions" tell you about the activity and include a sheet to fill in for your sub with pertinent information like student seating and taking roll.

2. Background articles for the teacher on energy drink dangers are provided.

3. Teacher can choose to print materials for sub and tuck away for that emergency sub day, OR full printing directions are included for the sub as well!

4. Students start by taking the"How Healthy Are You Eating?" survey to get them hooked into the lesson and to see how their own eating habits rate.

5. Next students read article cautions on the dangers of energy drinks, caffeine, sugar, and the dangerous mix of energy drinks and alcohol.

6. Then, students work in pairs using two amazing websites to chart the caffeine and sugar in energy drinks, energy shots, soda pop, coffee and tea. (While working online will save paper, directions for printing data from online is given!)

7. Caffeine and Sugar in Energy Drinks "Worksheet Key" is provided.

8. Optional: Here are some fun follow up activities for when you return to your class:

  • Follow up with a "Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt" homework assignment

  • Article: "Five deaths are possibly being attributed to the Monster Energy Drink."

  • Article: "Washington State student death is being blamed on mixing alcohol and energy drinks." (The energy drinks keeps the person alert and they continue drinking, thus leading to alcohol poisoning!)

  • Article: "7 Side Effects of Drinking Soda."

  • Links to 6 amazing videos!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.


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