In this activity, students will read about the stages of sleep and examine what happens to the amount of sleep required at different times throughout the life span. Students will also learn what happens to major body systems, making a graphical representation of the changes that occur in these systems during sleep. This activity uses a combination of graphing and critical thinking to help students understand that sleep is more than something they do doing school! The restorative power of sleep is extremely important to good health throughout their life.
Sleep, restorative, adaptive, non rapid eye movement (NREM), rapid eye movement (REM), energy, stage, brain wave, sleep stages, interdependence of body systems, interpreting graphs