Subject Health  education
Title/topic Nutrition (and 3 main nutrients)
Age of students, grade, if languages then the language level (A1 to C2) 8th grade (14-15 years)
Used method Video tasks  + mind map making
Used programme/site/app | brainstorm and mind map online


Duration in minutes 4 x 45 min. + homework time app. 3 hours

Teacher work 60 min.

Place (homework, lesson, outside etc)/necessary equipment At home, lessons, homework, outside classroom, tablets,smartphones, laptops, computers etc.
Objectives of the method Students learning key points about nutrition and  3 main nutrients, task was done also with substitute teacher
Description of the method/lesson (what was done before the lesson, during the lesson, after lesson – lesson plan)
  1. Teacher checks that everybody has a google account
  2. Registration to using google account
  3. Practising the use of sites
  4. After these preparations real target was to create mind map about nutrients using youtube materials
  5. Selected youtube video links were linked at wilmasystem and also helping questions to aim and limit the main points.
Links to the materials
Helping questions when watching the videos:Why are different nutrients important to humans?

Which kind of groceries you can have proteins, fat or carbohydrate?

How do different nutrients differ from the others?

How do nutrients relate to healthy related food?

Describe what was easy/useful for yourself as a teacher in preparing the lesson sites were new experience for me and use of the sites were easy. Also I wanted to know how to use email sending and how does it work for students. The whole process was really useful and I’m going to use this method again.
Describe what was difficult in preparing the lesson This is so time consuming. create the directions, teaching students how to use sites, select proper videos
Describe what went well from your (as a teacher) perspective I planned everything carefully and next time will be much easier. Now I have very useful tool for my other health education groups.
Describe what was difficult/what didn’t go so well from your perspective? Time management and timetables. The process took much more time it should and students results were not so good as they should’ve been considering of the time it took
What were the benefits for students? Think about students’ motivation, responsibility, interest etc based on student surveys, observations Students had whole new and different way of studying. Most of them were enthusiastic and motivated, however some of the groups didn’t send their mind maps on time..Also method is substitute friendly.
What was difficult of using the method from the students’ perspective? Every part needs to practice at first and also you need to listen and read directions thoroughly. Students need to concentrate more.
Author Salla Kuusela
School Porolahden peruskoulu