Explanation of the activity:
This activity will help the students to determine which
statements regarding nutrition, physical activity and tobacco prevention are
facts or opinions.
the students gather in the center of the room. Move all desks/tables out of the way so
that there is an open area. On one
side of the room post the “FACT” sign. On the other side of the room post the “OPINION” sign.
- Read a
statement from the list provided. Give the students 5-10 seconds to determine whether the statement
was a fact or an opinion. Giving them a quick time limit will create a
sense of urgency and get the kids moving. Further, it will show you what
their immediate reaction is to statements heard in commercials.
them the correct answer and explain why it is either a fact or an opinion.
the students return to the center of the room and repeat steps 2&3
until you’ve gone through the entire list.
List of statements
balanced diet means eating from all five food groups. (Fact)
tastes better than vegetables. (Opinion)
makes you look cool. (Opinion)
serving size is the amount of food suggested for one person at one time.
is the seed-bearing part of a plant. (Fact)
woman wear make up. (Opinion)
best physical activity is jump rope. (Opinion)
to secondhand smoke is dangerous. (Fact)
has the best sports. (Opinion)
breakfast is very important. (Fact)
are better at sports than girls. (Opinion)
games are the best way to spend free time. (Opinion)
5 to 9 fruits and vegetables will help you improve your health. (Fact)
activity will improve your cardiovascular health. (Fact)
healthy is easy. (Opinion)