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Web-based Practice

Eating & Exercise by PhET

Course, Subject

Biology/Living Environment, Health, Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences

Grade Levels

Intermediate, Commencement, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


This simulation will allow students to view relationships between the calories in the foods they eat, and the amount of exercise needed to burn the calories off. It also helps them explore the relationship between calories and weight, and helps explore issues like these by selecting a diet and exercise program.

Using this simulation, students will:

  • Recognize the connection between food and calories.
  • Understand the relationship between calorie intake and weight.
  • Learn about balancing diet with exercise to manage weight.


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Content Provider

Physics Education Technology
The Physics Education Technology (PhET) project at the University of Colorado produces fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena that make bridges to the real world.

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