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  1. 1. Lesson #2 TitleQuest for Healthier Eating HabitsAuthorJosh Worsham: OverviewThis is an activity designed to help teens use higher level thinking skills when deciding what food anddrink will enter their bodies! Although everything is outlined in this lesson plan, the WebQuest itselfincludes much of the information listed here and flows better in my opinion. However, the WebQuestdoes not include the instructions on how to use Google Documents or SubjectsHealthEstimated Duration2-3 hoursGrades9th graders or others in high school health classCurriculum GoalsHE H.S.1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and diseaseprevention to enhance health.HE H.S.2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, andother factors on health behaviors.HE H.S.3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products andservices to enhance health.HE H.S.4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills toenhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.HE H.S.5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.A3 Represent and interpret information in graphic form.
  2. 2. ObjectivesStudents will participate in higher level thinking about how they currently eat, develop a planleading to a healthier, nutrient rich diet.NETS Standards2. Communication and CollaborationStudents use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively,including at a distance,to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digitalenvironmentsand media.b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of mediaand formats.c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of othercultures.d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.3. Research and Information FluencyStudents apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety ofsources andmedia.c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness tospecific tasks.d. process data and report results.PrerequisitesBefore engaging in this lesson, students must know or be able to use personal computerincluding PowerPoint software and a web browser. Knowledge of how to create a login for siteslike Google is also helpful.Lesson ProcedureMotivational – Preparatory activities:
  3. 3. Teacher PreparationPlan for computer lab time, set up projector and ensure there are enough computers with therequired software and internet connections.Activity IntroductionIn this WebQuest:, you will take a fun andinteresting journey that will require higher level thinking about how you eat, and how to plan fora healthier, nutrient rich diet.1. Have student look up WebQuest on an internet search engine, so they can understand theconcept.2. Direct students to the web address of the WebQuest.3. Have them read the introduction page and scan the rest of the pages.4. Clarify what the expectation of the final product each student must produce to show what theylearned while completing the WebQuest.Information presentation and information processing (analysis/synthesis) activities:Review each resources provided in the WebQuest (along with others you find on the internet)and answer some simple questions. Compare the answers found in the resource with how youcurrently eat. For example: How many meals are recommended for a teenage female?Application activities:Activity 1: Introduction section: 3 significant changes can you make to your current eating habits that will benefit yourhealth?Activity 2: Task Section: each resource provided in the WebQuest (along with others you find on the internet) andanswer some simple questions. Compare the answers found in the resource with how youcurrently eat. For example: How many meals are recommended for a teenage female? Theresource may say five, and you are currently only eating two. After these questions are answered,prepare a Google docs presentation that you can share in class. See instructions below1. Go to and sign up for an account, you will need this to complete the WebQuest.2. After your account is active, look at the top of the page for the word "more". Click on "more"and look for the word "documents". Double click on "documents".3. Once you have arrived at Google documents, click on presentations. This program works verysimilarly to PowerPoint. The advantage is, sharing your presentations and workingcollaboratively is much easier.
  4. 4. 4. Use this program to create the presentation required in the WebQuest. When you are finishedwith your presentation, click on the arrow next to "share " at the top right hand corner andchange the setting to public. Finally, share the presentation (using the same share button) withme at: presentation must describe three things you plan to change to make your diet more healthy,along with information to support these choices. Also, please include what you learned and youranswers to the questions below.Questions:1. What amount of calories are recommended for you?2. Where can I find out how many calories popular foods contain?3. What percentage of your diet should be protein, carbohydrate, and fat?4. Where can you find out what nutrients foods contain?5. What food can you remove from your diet that will reduce unhealthy calories?Use the website to create a graph that you will include in the presentation as well. Seeinstructions belowStudents,1. Go to and sign up for an account.
  5. 5. 2. Click on the pink button near the top right edge of the screen that says: create new diagram.3. Create one useful graph to use in your Google docs presentation required for the WebQuestassignment.4. When you graph is finished, click on save.5. Then click on export, which will allow you to save the graph to your computer.6. This file can now be inserted into your presentation as a picture!Closure/review activities:Included in the presentation required above
  6. 6. Assessment / Evaluationalso available at: / Differentiation Cognitive Difficulties: Partner students with those who finish quickly. Physical Difficulties: Have Para-professionals input data for the student Sensory Difficulties: Use screen readers or microphone as necessary At-Risk Students: Allow them frequent breaks as needed. Listening to music on headphones is often a nice break for them. GATE Students: Challenge them to create their own WebQuest to further enhance this activity.Materials, Resources, and Equipment computer with projector (recommend to introduce the Web quest) computer lab with enough computers for each team Microsoft Power Point enough copies for each team multi-media tools library