Eat Well, Play Well School Programs
What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Families, children and school groups will find the answers to these questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well. This highly interactive exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active.
Appropriate for grades K-5
Maximum number of students: 25-30
Eat Well, Play Well only program-1 hour
Eat Well, Play Well + self-guide of the Park City Museum-1.5 hours
Program Descriptions: (The following program descriptions are preliminary and some specific program details are subject to change.)
Incredible, Edible Nutrition Science
Students in this active and engaging class learn the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables and practice healthy eating decision-making skills. On the menu for this class: a musical chairs-style fruit and vegetable game, a “Plan Your Meal” art activity, and a “tasting lab” during which students can smell and taste the yummy subjects of their investigation.
This eye-opening investigation of the science of healthy and not-so-healthy food is guaranteed to put the Wow! in nutrition. Students will conduct a color changing experiment to see how Vitamin C protects our bodies and then get a surprising lesson on added sugar by mixing up their own soda according to the soda-makers’ recipes. It’s all brought together when students become drink detectives, investigate the added ingredients in a number of popular drinks, and come to their own conclusions about which are the healthy choices.
EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Administrative Supplement from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).