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## Fighting Obesity with Footsteps

Students will use technology to set walking goals and to measure and track their walking progress.

### Objectives

• Students comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
• Students know health enhancing behaviors and how to reduce health risks.
• Students analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors in health.
• Students know how to use goal-setting and decision making skills which enhance health.
• Students will understand the different ways numbers are represented and used in the real world.

### Procedure

• Teachers sets up a routine where students walk or jog for 15 minutes every morning.
• Students determine their stride using pedometers.
• Use pedometers to record how far they've walked each day and convert it into a decimal part of a mile or whatever that distance is.
• After their morning walk, students have a class spreadsheet set up on Microsoft Excel. Students decide what fields will go on spreadsheet (e.g., steps they walk, the lengths of their stride, a formula to determine how far they went, beginning and ending pulse, and the rise in pulse or the percentage difference).
• The class keeps a running total and a class average using Excel that determines how far they are in reaching their goal (i.e., if the class has chosen to walk to San Francisco, then they average each student's miles instead of adding them all in).
• As students travel (through walking), they use maps and research the places they've traveled and the distances they've gone.
• When students collect a certain amount of data, they will create a folder for their walking spreadsheets and combine that information for a class spreadsheet.

• HE.A.1.2.3
• HE.B.1.2.1
• HE.B.1.2.4
• HE.B.2.2.3
• MA.A.1.2.1
• MA.A.1.2.2

### NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

• Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
• 4. Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
• Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.

### Materials

• Pedometers
• Laptops
• Excel

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