Science and Social Studies: Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle

Distribute a reading selection and critical thinking questions about ways to live a healthy lifestyle.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.

FutureFit Extension Activities


10-15 Minutes
Using the Setting SMART Goals: Student Worksheet, students should reflect on areas of his or her own life that can be improved upon. Students should choose one health or safety-related goal for themselves, and work through the worksheet.


10-15 Minutes
Materials needed: Poster board or 8.5" x 11" paper
Have students make a motivational poster encouraging themselves and others to make healthy choices. Have students choose one health-related issue, such as diet, physical activity, sleep, etc. and look up health facts related to the issue. They can use the information to inform others about the importance of the health-related issue and how to stay healthy.

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