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Grade 4, Chapter 6 Investigation Organizer:

Calorie Kids


Summary: How many calories do you use everyday? You will record a day's activities and then figure out how many calories each activity used.

1. Plan It

A. What did you do last Saturday? Write down your activities. For help use the Calories Used in a Minute chart here on Education Place or on page 235 of your textbook. Don't forget sleeping and eating.

B. Estimate. Estimate the time you spent doing each activity. For example, if you ate 3 meals, you probably spent about 90 minutes eating.

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2. Put It Together

A. Use the Calories Used in a Minute chart. Look at the chart to see how many calories each activity uses in a minute. Multiply that number by how many minutes you spent on each activity.

B. Make a list. List your activities and the total number of calories you used.

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3. Wrap It Up

A. Add your group's calories together. For each activity, you should now have the total number of calories used for the whole group.

B. Make a chart.Your chart should show your group's activities and the calories used.

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4. Discuss Your Results

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