How long does it take to burn off food from McDonald's?
Since it's the week before Thanksgiving, we extended this lesson to see how long it would take to burn the calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal. We researched the average weight of a 6th grader, as well as the calories in the average Thanksgiving meal, and applied those numbers to the different exercises listed in the lesson.
Love this extension, Jennifer! What a timely addition...that might also make for a great dinner table convo with the fam!
I think it may have been beneficial to specify that the rates which are stated as cal/lb are really cal/lb/min. By the third period of teaching this lesson, I added that to help them see how the results of the first table were still rates.