Help kids explore how much sleep different animals need and then help them compare that to how much sleep humans need.
Recharge is all about your energy. Recharge is a key influencer of healthy choices. You recharge your energy in two ways:
1. Sleep 9–12 hours each night to restore energy.
2. Relax to refresh energy with a quiet activity that does not involve a screen (draw, write, read, do puzzles, etc.).
Ask students, “Why do you think people and animals need to sleep? What do the places where animals and people sleep look like?” This will give kids the opportunity to talk about everything they already know about sleep—which is a lot.
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How Much Sleep Do We Need?
Ask students to predict the amount of sleep different animals need to recharge their energy.
What Does Sleep Do For the Body?
Highlight the key points about sleep:
•Your body and brain need 9–12 hours of sleep every night to restore energy, which helps you make healthy choices.
•Sleep gives you energy to play and have fun.
•Sleep helps you recall what you have learned.
•Sleep helps your body and brain grow.
How Can You Get Enough Sleep?Calculate the time students need to go to bed to get the 9–12 hours of sleep they need.
Time: 20 Minutes