Just as you would expect a car to wear out with age, your body also wears out as you get older.
Scientists are trying to find out why this happens by investigating what happens to the body’s cells as they age. It is clear that how you look after yourself when you are young has a great influence on how you will age. This routine includes following a healthy eating plan, getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep!
To explore ageing further
- A game where you have to keep Ben healthy by making sure that he receives the appropriate things. For younger students.
- This site contains a height predictor based on the heights of family members and person’s age.
- Many games related to all aspects of science. There are also Mathematics and English games. There are different games for different year groups.
- Great introduction to the beginning of genetics. The Being Human link shows many other videos related to growth and other aspects of the human body.
- The Royal Institute How do we grow? Text description of cells and DNA (for Years 8+)
- This site has clear information including short videos concerning many aspects of growth.
Try some nutritionally appropriate recipes:
There are recipes for young children to make. Select ones low in sugar and fat.
These recipes are quick and are in cartoon form with some funny comments.
Some family favourites here but you will need to select ones where the ingredients are suitable for your energy needs.
Taste spices from different regions to experiment with taste. There are instructions for making herb-infused oils. There is even a recipe for salt sculptures.
This website has growth charts for Australian children. It is suitable for older students.
Chemistry in cooking video. This is a fascinating site that explains that cooking is about chemistry. It has a video and takes a scientific approach.