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Ch 22: GED Science - Nutrition & Physical Activity: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Nutrition and Physical Activity chapter of this GED Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to learn about nutrition and physical activity. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of nutrition and physical activity.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering GED science material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn GED science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding dietary needs or the benefits of nutrition and physical activity
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about nutrition and physical activity
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the nutrition and physical activity chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the nutrition and physical activity chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any nutrition or physical activity question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a nutrition and physical activity unit of a standard GED science course. Topics covered include:

  • Simple and complex carbohydrates
  • Insoluble and soluble fiber
  • Benefits of regular physical activity
  • Types of fat
  • Sources of vitamins
  • Functions of minerals in human bodies
  • Proteins and amino acids

15 Lessons in Chapter 22: GED Science - Nutrition & Physical Activity: Help and Review
Simple & Complex Carbohydrates: Dietary Needs

1. Simple & Complex Carbohydrates: Dietary Needs

This lesson will explore the many different kinds of carbohydrates found in food. You'll learn about monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccharides, and much more!

Insoluble and Soluble Fiber: Dietary Needs

2. Insoluble and Soluble Fiber: Dietary Needs

If you didn't know this already, there are many different kinds and functions of fiber! You'll learn about what dietary, functional, total, soluble, and insoluble fiber is and how much you need each day and why.

Proteins & Amino Acids: Importance & Dietary Needs

3. Proteins & Amino Acids: Importance & Dietary Needs

Can protein become fat? How much protein do we need? What's the difference between an essential and a complete protein? You'll find out that and much more as we go over the nutritional aspects of proteins.

Saturated, Monounsaturated & Polyunsaturated Fat: Dietary Needs

4. Saturated, Monounsaturated & Polyunsaturated Fat: Dietary Needs

Fat has been derided as being really bad for you despite serving many important functions. You'll learn about these functions and the different kinds of fat you may encounter as well as why a lot of fat can truly, in the end, be bad for you.

Vitamins We Need: Their Importance & Sources

5. Vitamins We Need: Their Importance & Sources

There are a lot of different vitamins, and they come from many different places! This lesson will teach you about what they are, how many different kinds you need, what they do, and where you can obtain them naturally.

Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources

6. Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources

Minerals are important substances that help your body's form and function on many different levels. This lesson will go over some important ones, what they do, and where they are found in our diets.

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

7. Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

This lesson will help you see how easy it is to track what you eat and change your diet for the better. It will also provide you with additional information on where a wealth of information on healthy nutrition can be found.

The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

8. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

What is Iodine? - Uses, Sources, Benefits & Deficiency Symptoms

9. What is Iodine? - Uses, Sources, Benefits & Deficiency Symptoms

In this lesson, we will learn about iodine. We will learn how we get it in the diet, why it is important to the body, and what happens if we do not get enough iodine in our diets.

Glycogen: Definition, Storage & Breakdown

10. Glycogen: Definition, Storage & Breakdown

Carbohydrates are an important energy source for the human body. Yet, when we consume too much of this fuel, we have to have a way to store the excess, as you'll find out in this lesson.

Lipid Bilayer: Definition, Structure & Function

11. Lipid Bilayer: Definition, Structure & Function

The lipid bilayer is important for maintaining the shape of a cell and for selective permeability. Therefore, it is vital for the survival and function of the cell. This article explains what the lipid bilayer is and how its structure contributes to cell viability.

What Are Fats? - Functions & Molecular Structure

12. What Are Fats? - Functions & Molecular Structure

There are probably many images that come to mind when you hear the word 'fat.' This lesson is all about fat and will explore the structure and function of this often misunderstood lipid.

What Are Nutrients? - Definition & Examples

13. What Are Nutrients? - Definition & Examples

This lesson is about nutrients, which are the building blocks of all living organisms. This lesson will explain what nutrients are, the different kinds of nutrients and offer examples of each.

What is Cholesterol? - Definition & Overview

14. What is Cholesterol? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson we will discuss cholesterol and learn what it does do our bodies, both positively and negatively. Read about the sources, uses, and dangers of cholesterol, and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

What is Soluble Fiber? - Definition, Sources & Examples

15. What is Soluble Fiber? - Definition, Sources & Examples

Learn about soluble fiber and what foods contain soluble fiber. We will look at some examples of soluble fiber as well. You can take a short quiz to check your knowledge when you finish the lesson.

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