TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 5C: The ‘Eyes’ Have It: Portion Distortion Stations

After investigating seven stations, each with a different approach to helping people estimate serving sizes, students will work in groups of four to devise an inquiry investigation with a minimum of ten test subjects to test the effectiveness of one or more of the strategies provided in the station activities. They will report and analyze the data they collect.
Objectives: 
  • Distinguish between serving size and portion size
  • Estimate serving size by comparing food to common objects
  • Determine serving size from food labels
  • Use mathematical equations to calculate area
  • Identify variables in an inquiry investigation 

 

Keywords: 

serving size, portion size, food label, equation, area, variable, inquiry

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Activity Code: 
5C
Unit Reference: 
Corpulosity: A Study of Obesity
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 5: Fat: Out of Balance?