Education Technology

Eating and Exercise (HS)

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will simulate, observe, and manipulate the factors that affect weight over time.


  • Students will be able to use a Body Mass Index (BMI) score as a tool for general health.
  • Students will analyze the caloric and nutritional value a select group of foods and beverages.
  • Students will describe the short- and long-term impact of nutritional choices on their health.
  • Students will explore the influence of exercise for maintaining a healthy weight.


  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Biometrics
  • Underweight
  • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
  • Overweight
  • Fats
  • Obese
  • Carbohydrates (carbs)
  • Protein
  • Calories
  • Body Fat
  • Healthy Weight

About the Lesson

Adapted from a PhETTM simulation, students will use TI-Nspire technology to model and explore factors that influence a healthy weight.

As a result, students will:

  • Use the Body Mass Index (BMI) score for measuring general health.
  • Explore nutritional value of some foods and beverages.
  • Understand the impact of nutritional and exercise choices on health.
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