Water: A Basic Ingredient
In this activity, learners explore healthy choices related to the liquids they drink. The importance of water and milk as essential nutrients for a healthy body is the focus of the experience. Learners discover the importance of drinking six 8 oz. glasses of water a day by taking turns measuring and pouring glasses of water. Learners also collect and read drink labels. The "Extending Activities" section features optional additional activities including a demonstration in which learners identify the different amounts of sugar in drinks. This activity is featured on pp. 14-15 of the "Health House: Food, Fitness, & Fun 24/7!" unit of study for K-2 learners.