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Diet and Exercise

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Explain what humans need in their diet and why.
  • Identify short-term and long-term effects of exercise on the human body.
  • Predict the possible outcomes of eating too much or too little of particular foods, including physical ill health (obesity, deficiency diseases, starvation) and mental ill health.
  • Use ideas about risk to explain how a person’s lifestyle, including their diet and how active they are, can affect their health.
  • Explain that variation between individuals and their lifestyles, including how active they are, affects their dietary requirements.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching





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