Sub Plans for Teen Health: Energy Drink Dangers For Print or Online! 6th-12th


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★★★★★ This substitute lesson plan is such a great lesson, you may end up wanting to teach this fun lesson yourself!


One buyer described this lesson as: “One of the BEST lesson plans I have ever encountered.”


Why Purchase This Resource:


  • SO EASY FOR A SUB: Lessons are student-driven and all instructions are in the “Student Direction Packet”, so no direct teaching is required.
  • Students learn the dangers of energy drinks, caffeine, and sugar
  • “Too much added sugar can be one of the greatest threats to cardiovascular disease” -Harvard Health Publishing
  • NOW students can do the whole lesson online on Google Slides! Or print to teach in the classroom
  • This is one of my hottest selling lessons and it’s NEWLY REVISED with the latest energy drinks on the 2022 market!




★This resource is taken directly from my 4-Week Nutrition Unit, and my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, and my Middle/Junior High School Health Curriculumwhich are both #1 Best-Selling Health Curriculums on TPT!




Meets Standards:

  • Meets 4 State Standards
  • Meets National Health Standards 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
  • Meets Common Core Standards for Reading 3, 4, and 7




Here is how to use this lesson:


1. “Teacher Directions” tell you about the activity and include a sheet to fill in for your sub with pertinent information like student seating and taking roll.


2. Background articles for the teacher on energy drink dangers are provided.


3. NEW! STUDENTS CAN NOW DO THIS WHOLE LESSON ONLINE on Google Slides; OR, the teacher can choose to print materials for sub and tuck away for that emergency sub day, OR full printing directions are included for the sub as well!


4. Students start by taking the”How Healthy Are You Eating?” survey to get them hooked into the lesson and to see how their own eating habits rate.


5. Next students read cautions on the dangers of energy drinks, caffeine, and sugar.


6. Then, students work in pairs using two amazing websites to chart the caffeine and sugar in:

  1. Energy drinks
  2. Energy shots
  3. Soda pop
  4. Coffee
  5. Tea

While working online will save paper, directions for printing data from online is given!


7. Last, student read the summary of several articles on the dangers of caffeine and sugar, and fill out a personal activity “Reflection.”


8. 2022 “Caffeine and Sugar in Energy Drinks Worksheet Key” is provided.


9. Optional: Here are some fun follow up activities for when you return to your class:


  • Follow up with a “Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt” homework assignment
  • Links to 11 amazing videos!
  • Links to articles on real life tragedies due to energy drinks



★ALL FUTURE UPDATES FOR LIFE ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this resource are FREE! Simply go to your “My Purchases” folder and download anytime!


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