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Healthy Choices

Healthy Choices

So much science in this health-based school visit!

  • Explore the importance of diet and exercise as pillars of a healthy body.
  • Find out why sugar tastes so good (but is not great for your health!).
  • Understand heart health and the relationship between the heart and lungs.
  • Learn about protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and fibre.
  • Make a healthy meal with the right amount of protein and carbs.
  • Learn about hand-eye coordination and test your abilities.
  • Try a hand dynamometer and see who is strongest!
  • Learn about portion sizes, food content, and nutrition.
  • Practice flexibility using resistance bands and measure it using the Sit & Reach box
  • Find out how balance works and practice with our balance boards.

This part is really fun! Extend the program to 90 minutes to include:

  • Sprint tests over a standard 20 metre distance (and understand the muscle components that make some people better at sprinting or endurance than others).
  • Agility testing (like the pros do).
  • Fancy footwork – test your body’s ability to react to external stimuli quickly and appropriately.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Health and Physical Education

Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS018).

Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036).

Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054).

Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (ACPPS058).

Science

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043).

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows for all our science workshops & shows

NSW K – 6 PDHPE Syllabus Content: A student:

recognises that positive health choices can promote well-being (PHS1.12)

discusses the factors influencing personal health choices (PHS2.12)

explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices (PHS3.12)

discusses the relationship between regular and varied physical activity and health (ALS2.6).

NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

ST2-4LW-S compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

ST3-4LW-S examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

School Testimonials

GWS Giants School Outreach

A fantastic school program

Redfern Jarjum College

We would definitely book this again!

Science Show Demonstrations

Reach box

Students can measure and quantify their flexibility

Resistance bands

Practice stretching muscles and resistive exercises

Balance boards

Where in your body does balance come from? Practice balancing on our balance boards

Squeeze testers

Test your arm strength with squeeze testers

Hand dynamometer

Quantify grip strength (in KG) and find out where you sit relative to your peers

Heart rate measure

Measure resting and training heart rate

Reaction time test

How fast can your body react to outside stimulus?

Juggling

Juggling is a great test of hand-eye coordination

Injury prevention and management

Learn about common injuries in sport and how to treat them

Portion control

What is a good serving of of protein and carbohydrates in a balanced meal?

Food sorting

Which foods belong in the protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, and fibres categories?

Taste testing

We all love the taste of sugar, but what are these other two substances...?

Skeletal joints

How are your bones and muscles connected?

Sugar discussion

Sugar tastes great - but why? What happens if you have too much?

Expand to 90 minutes to include:

Agility Testing

20 metre sprint test

Fancy Footwork exercise

Learn about the muscles involved and try to beat your peers!

Requirements

Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class.

Chairs are not required

Set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover

90 minute version
An outdoor grassed area 30 metres long is required

Cost

$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$480 for a 90-minute workshop

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day

Find out about offers & discounts here!

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world

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