Project! Analyzing Food Packaging

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Hey 8th graders, Now that you’ve done your taste test of the different energy and granola bars, you’re going to analyze the labels to see if the claims match up to the actual facts. Download the following sheet, look at the packaging for your bar, and answer the questions. DIGGIN’ IN AND ANALYZING ENERGY BARS You’ll

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Resources for the infographic project

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*Infographic created by Esther, Grade 8 Hey 8th graders! Here’s everything you’ll need for our next project. Infographics are used quite a bit in reporting health news, as they’re a visually appealing way to get facts and statistics out to the community. Here are some samples… Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America  Infographic: 15 Scientifically Proven

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Advocacy in Action Project

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Hey 8th graders! Here’s your chance to take a stand on an issue you want to advocate for. Do a little research, fill out the sheet, and then figure out how you’re going to inspire your classmates by presenting your advocate or advocacy group to the class. Advocacy Project Note Sheet- Spring 2015 Here’s a

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Video games can benefit your health…

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Good news! In this month’s online journal of Pediatrics, a study was released about the benefits of moderate video gaming for the mental and emotional health of kids. Turns out, kids who play up to an hour a day are more likely to be happier and more empathetic. there is a tipping point, however, and gaming for more than that can have the opposite effect, making kids unhappier and more likely to act out.

Again- like with so many other things that effect our health- the key here is balance. Kids should get the chance to take a break from their every day stressors and play… but with some agreed upon guidelines set in place.