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Ban cola?

  • Key Stage 3
  • Topical

Type: Activity
Learning Strategy: Case study
Topic: Health & fitness

Now that scientists have discovered that sugar is like an addictive drug, pressure is building for action to reduce the amount of sugar that children and young people consume in sugary drinks. In this activity, students consider the evidence for causal links between sugar consumption, obesity and disease. They then weigh up arguments for and against banning sugary drink sales to under-18s.

The Ban cola activity comes from ENGAGE, the EU-wide project from the upd8 team.
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Published: 5th November 2014
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Learning objectives

In this lesson students will:
Apply knowledge about food and health
Use evidence to decide whether a correlation is causal
Evaluate and synthesise information to make a decision about a health-related issue

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England National Curriculum KS3:
Working Scientifically: Analysis and evaluation – interpret observations and data, including identifying patterns and using observations to draw conclusions.
Biology: Nutrition and Digestion – the consequences of imbalances in the diet, including obesity.

GCSE Combined Science subject content:
Working Scientifically: Analysis and evaluation – interpreting observations and other data, including identifying patterns and trends, making inferences and drawing conclusions.
Biology: Health, disease and the development of medicine – diseases influenced by nutrition.

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