In this activity children are asked to consider the BMI formula as a way of determining a healthy weight and use lifestyle and diet factors.
Madrid fashion week decided, in response to local government pressure, to ban models with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.
Children are asked to consider the BMI formula as a way of determining a 'healthy' weight. They use factors such as lifestyle, diet and BMI to decide which of a range of models are suitable. Consequently they are able to advise unsuccessful models and emphasise healthy eating and exercise for future success.
- that BMI stands for Body Mass Index and that it is a number calculated by dividing the weight in kg by the square of the height in metres
Children will learn:
- to use the information given to them to make informed choices about who might be suitable as a model for Gianni
- to identify priorities in decision-making and be able to justify their decisions
- to use prior scientific knowledge about healthy eating and exercise to advise would-be models
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.