Grade: Elementary
Subject: Science

#2859. Our health

Science, level: Elementary
Posted Mon May 12 00:04:46 PDT 2003 by Shama (u9923336).
Zayed University, Abu Dabui
Materials Required: website, handouts, textbooks
Activity Time: 2 mounths
Concepts Taught: Integrated Unit plan

Topic (Our Health)

Subjects: Science+ Arabic
Science: Unit (My health)
Arabic: Unit (My family and community)
Grade Level: 3rd grade
Students Number: 20, (4 students in 5 main groups).

Essential questions:

1. How I can keep my body health?
2. How does the family can protect its children health?
Tasks:
1. Write small paragraph about the health information and exercises, students can invite the sport teacher and ask her to come to the class and give several lectures about the benefit information (Click here (handout)). Students can practice some of benefits exercise in the school hall; students can use this web site which has very useful aerobics exercises http://www.healthychoices.org/pdf/ch2-pg21.pdf Science (Bodily- kinesthetic+ Linguistic+ Intrapersonal).
Thinking process: considers new ideas and various perspectives to broaden insight and increase understanding


2. Use these websites in the Searching
(http://www.nutritionexplorations.com/) or (http://www.quakeroatmeal.com/wellness/Articles/FH_foodguidepyramid.cfm) and look out about the healthy food. The students have to divide the groups of food as the food guide pyramid. Students havent copy the pictures of food guide pyramid or information, they have use their own words .also, and students can draw the nutrition pyramid with color by their hands. In this webpage the students will find out many useful information that they will need in their projects, for instance how many cups of water do you need per day?, and how much you should eat from each food groups?. Also, the students will have able to examine their nutrition in every meal by using column chart that shows all the food groups (Click here). Science (Intrapersonal +Visual- Spatial)

Thinking process: Organizes and manages information.

3. Create a story which is about healthy family whose care about their children physical condition. Students can create any characters and events as they want. To do this activity the students can work as teamwork. Arabic (Linguistic + Interpersonal)
Thinking process: Recognizes and monitors own use of thinking processes.

4. Create questionnaires which are about health information. Every group can create their own questionnaire which could be different than others group. Than every group have to exchange their questionnaire to other groups to get information. The number of questions at the questionnaire can be around 3 or 4 as maximum. After that every group can make the final results as graphic chart. Every group has to have nickname because when the classmates present the results we can realized in which group these belong. Integrated ( Arabic + Science) (Linguistic + Interpersonal + Visual- Spatial )
Thinking process: Integrates new information with existing knowledge and experience.


5. Do a presentation about the principal results that they got from the activities. Integrated ( Arabic + Science) (Interpersonal)

Thinking process: combines information in new and unique.


Recourses:
http://www.nutritionexplorations.com/
http://www.quakeroatmeal.com/wellness/Articles/FH_foodguidepyramid.cfm
http://www.healthychoices.org/pdf/ch2-pg21.pdf

Government textbook (Arabic+ Science) 3rd grade.

Handouts.

Topic (Our Health)
Assessments

The total of all tasks is 100 points.

The first task (Write small paragraph about the health information and exercises). Total= 15 points.
o At least 2 kind of health information(Click here (handout))= 7.5 points
o Practice at least 2 body exercise with the sport teacher, or by http://www.healthychoices.org/pdf/ch2-pg21.pdf aerobic sheet = 7.5 points.

The second task (Searching in the Internet http://www.nutritionexplorations.com/ or http://www.quakeroatmeal.com/wellness/Articles/FH_foodguidepyramid.cfmand look out about the healthy food). Total =20 points
o The students have recognize and classify the main groups of food = 10 points.
o The students have to draw the food guide pyramid as their understanding with a nice designing= 10 points.

The third task (Create a story which is about health family whose care about their children physical condition) Total =20 points.

Item Weak 1-2 Good 3-4 Excellent 5
Misspellings or/ and grammatical errors
Clearly and easy to read
More than 3 characters at the story.
Mention health habit inside the story.


The fourth task (Create questionnaires which are about health information and habit) Total=30 points
o The number of questions should be 3 or 4 as maximum. = 10 points
o The answers of the questions should be multiple choices and have several options. = 10 points.
o Create various graphics charts for the results of questionnaires. ( each group has different graphic charts than other groups) = 10 points.


The Fifth task (Do a presentation about the principal results that they got from the activities) = 15 point


Items Unsatisfactory 1-2 Satisfactory 3-4 Excellent 5
Have clearly & completely sentences in speaking
Clear & effective presentation
Mention main ideas

Activities Timeline
Topic (Our Health)
The length of the unit in 6 weeks Tasks Number of the classes Length of class (40Minutes)
First week Introduction to the integrated units, Science (My health) & Arabic
(My family and community)
5
Second week Write small paragraph about the health information and exercises. 3 classes listening to sport teachers lectures. 2 classes write the useful information and reflection.
Third week Searching in the Internet and look out about the healthy food. 5
Fourth week Create a story which is about healthy family whose care about their children physical condition. 5
Fifth week Create questionnaires which are about health information and habits. 5
Sixth week Do a presentation about the principal results that they got from the activities.

4 classes to present results. One class to get their grades.