The BMI is used in a wide variety of contexts as a simple method to assess how much an individual's body weight departs from what is normal or desirable for a person of his or her height.
This resource can be used to teach students how to calculate their BMI.
Variety of resources for work on BMI. Includes history, BMI calculators from NHS, BBC, US source plus charts, tables and graphs as well as information about a suggested new ‘better’ formula (from news article of January 2013). NHS links and charts linked to healthy living also present.<br />
Links to IWB files (ActivStudio, ActivInspire and Smart Notebook 11) can be found in the file, plus all other links. Enjoy (updated 6 October 2015).
Activity adapted from Upd8 website. I have included the original adobe file although I only use page 2 (information cards).
Pupils are given the student instruction sheet and read a news article about how caffiene can increase the motility of sperm (original article from new scientist). They then use the information and cards (adobe file page 2) to draw cartoons to show how the sperm will move in different semen samples (coffee drinkers, cannabis smokers, overweight men and a 'normal' man).
I have inlcuded the cartoon template as I set this as a cover lesson and wanted to make it as easy to follow as possible, but they could just do this in their books.
This is for a 100 minute lesson, but there are two tasks which could be split over two 50 min lessons.
The Timeline Poster is one activity and the Darwin text based activity is the second activity.
The text may be too textual for low ability or low reading age students, my low reading age group had an LSA and they were ACE!