Help kids explore how much sleep different animals need and then help them compare that to how much sleep humans need.
The lessons in this unit teach kids that recharge is all about energy—and that your energy is a key influencer of healthy choices. You recharge your energy two ways:
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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:
Check for understanding: How many hours of sleep do you need to get a full recharge?
How Can You Get Enough Sleep?
Calculate what time students need to go to bed for them to get the 9–12 hours of sleep they need.
For those students who find falling asleep difficult, practice the “I Can’t Sleep” activity. Encourage students to try the same activity at home when they need help falling asleep.
Time: 20 Minutes
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