“Cool Clear Water”: Engaging Students Using the Sugar Shocker Kit
The students then created a bulletin board display of 3 columns using the ‘Go, Yield, Stop’ signs and photos of drinks displayed under the appropriate headings. They also created 3D models using sugar cubes and empty drink containers to represent how much sugar is in each drink. The students created PSA announcements based on the information they learned, and a video was viewed by students in an assembly. The student ambassadors led the entire school in singing the “Cool Clear Water” song with accompanying actions. Here is the link to the video that was well-received by students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrWquDo7TzE
This is a great example of how the kit can be used to engage students to educate their peers, teachers and parents. Student-led activities can have a great impact on influencing the school environment. The kit includes 8 different activities linked to curriculum outcomes and can be promoted among teachers for use in the classroom.
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Michelle Harvey is an Assistant Principal at an elementary school in the Northwest.
Tracey Metz is a School Health Nurse supporting schools in the Northwest.