Hydration Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Use this lesson plan to introduce hydration of the human body to your students. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss what they have learned, and track their water intake in a real-world activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define hydration related to the human body
  • identify sources of hydration for the human body

Length

30-60 minutes (and time outside of class during the tracking activity)

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.A

Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.C

Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

Key Vocabulary

  • Hydration

Instructions

  • Begin the lesson by asking students to think about how much water they have consumed today. Have them write the amount on a piece of paper.
  • Ask students why water is important to us. Write their ideas on the board.
  • Start the video lesson What is Hydration? - Definition, Facts & Benefits. Pause the video at 0:38.
  • Ask students to write down the definition of the word 'hydration.' Ask for volunteers to share their definition with the class and write a class-consensus definition on the board.
  • Resume the video. Pause it again 1:46. Discuss the following questions with the class:
    • How can humans hydrate themselves?
    • What do you think are the best methods of hydration?
  • Resume and finish the video. Discuss:
    • About how much water should people drink every day?
    • Is there an exact amount of water that every person should drink?
    • What does proper hydration do for the human body?

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