Measuring Obesity

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Studies show that obesity is now a global problem. But how are researchers measuring obesity? Young scientists investigate the myriad of methods for measuring body fat through a presentation. From hands-on to high-tech, viewers learn about and discuss each technique.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Add the slideshow to a public health or anatomy lesson to focus on different body types
  • Have the class calculate their own body mass indices before beginning the presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not require any prior knowledge to benefit from the resource
  • The presentation contains great questions to spark discussions about the world obesity problem
  • An included teacher's guide helps you prepare for the lesson
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