Energy Drinks-Teenagers & The Harmful Effects In Their Bodies

Mariella Fernandes, ESL, Whitewater MS

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit seeks to engage English Language Learners (ELs) in the exploration of Science and the chemical reaction that energy drinks have in young adolescence bodies. English Language Learners will explore the different beverages in the market, examine the media that advertise these products, analyze data from medical resources, and complete surveys to collect information about students in our middle school about the intake of energy drinks and their harmful consequences in their health. During this curriculum unit the teacher will develop differentiated and scaffolding strategies to master reading, speaking, listening and writing skills to improve the acquisition of the English language in the Science content area. The unit components will be divided in 5 individual lessons and a bonus lesson with mini-lectures. Students will work on a variety of activities geared towards newcomers and intermediate ELs.