How can we tell if we've had too much of something?


Welcome to our new Issue! We'll be talking about whether we can have too much news, and what the consequences are if so.

However, to get our thinking going, let's start with a broader question and imagine a person called Ali.

Ali represents a school pupil who just like many of you, is currently learning from home during the lockdown and abiding by all the coronavirus guidelines.

  1. Think of the things in life Ali could have too much of..
  • video-games
  • TV?
  • homework?
  • something else?

2. How could Ali tell if she's had too much of this thing? Fill in the blanks to this sentence:

Ali could tell she has had too much of... by/because...

e.g. Ali could tell she's had too much food because she is getting a tummy ache!

We're looking for other interesting answers to this question which help us understand when we should notice people are having too much of something. Add your answers in the comments below.

Comments (4)

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    22 Feb 2021

    Ali could tell she has had too much of junk food For example. During this time it’s been really hard to get certain foods that people like and most people tend to just stay at home and watch on TV and eat and Ali has done a lot of eating. And even tended to gain more weight than an average.

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  • Hammond School logo funny_meteor | Hammond Junior School A
    23 Feb 2021

    Ali could tell she has had too much time on a screen because her eyes would hurt and she would become bored.We now have homework set online because we can't be at school.Therefore, we spend more time looking at screens.

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  • Beaumont School logo sceptical_rainforest | Beaumont School
    23 Feb 2021

    Ali could tell she has had too much TV because she might become lazy and not want to go out for exercise. This could happen currently because we aren't allowed to go to many places or meet up with lots of friends, meaning Ali has nothing to do and ends up watching TV all the time.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dedicated_starfruit | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    23 Feb 2021

    Ali can tell she has had too much time on screens because she is not exercising and using exercise time on screens. She is not interacting with family and screens are dominating her family time. She is not practising her hobbies and a screen is distracting Ali from learning her hobbies. If she doesn’t exercise, she will gain weight and she will witness many aches in her body. She will lose relationships with family and she might not be able to have a proper conversation with family. Ali will lose her skills in hobbies that she does and will be unable to develop new skills in her hobbies.

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