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In this activity (page 32 of PDF), learners investigate the nutritional needs ...

In this activity (page 32 of PDF), learners investigate the nutritional needs of healthy bones and muscles. Learners make a list of their diet from the past 24 hours, sort what they ate by food group and serving size, and calculate their calcium intake. This activity will teach learners how to make good food choices, especially in terms of getting enough calcium. This guide includes background information, extensions, and handouts.

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Nutrition
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Baylor College of Medicine
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Barbara Z. Tharp
Kimberly Chang
Nancy P. Moreno
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In this activity (page 32 of PDF), learners investigate the nutritional needs ...

In this activity (page 32 of PDF), learners investigate the nutritional needs of healthy bones and muscles. Learners make a list of their diet from the past 24 hours, sort what they ate by food group and serving size, and calculate their calcium intake. This activity will teach learners how to make good food choices, especially in terms of getting enough calcium. This guide includes background information, extensions, and handouts.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Mathematics
Geoscience
Social Sciences
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Instructional Material
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Barbara Z. Tharp
Kimberly Chang
Nancy P. Moreno
NASA
National Space Biomedical Research Institute
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Energy Sources
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In this activity about the relationship between food and energy (page 5 ...

In this activity about the relationship between food and energy (page 5 of PDF), learners conduct an experiment to compare how much energy is released as heat from two different foods. This activity introduces learners to the concept of "calorie" and allows them to compare the relative amounts of energy in similar-sized portions of a carbohydrate-based food (oat cereal) and a food rich in oils (pecan). This guide includes background information, setup and management tips, a link to a NASA Connect online episode, extensions, and a handout. Note: this activity involves an open flame; learners should wear goggles and conduct the activity on a nonflammable, flat surface.

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Nutrition
Chemistry
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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Unit of Study
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
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BioEdOnline
Author:
Barbara Z. Tharp
Martha S. Young
Nancy P. Moreno
Paula H. Cutler
Sonia Rahmati Clayton
Hollandaise Sauce: Emulsion at Work
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In this activity, learners follow a recipe to make hollandaise sauce. Learners ...

In this activity, learners follow a recipe to make hollandaise sauce. Learners discover how cooks use egg yolks to blend oil and water together into a smooth mix. In chemistry, this mixture is known as an emulsion. Substances like egg yolks that assist with emulsification are called emulsifiers.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
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Activities and Labs
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Exploratorium
The Exploratorium
Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration & Health
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL ...

NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL training camp. Douglas Casa, head of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, and athletic trainers from the Pittsburgh Steelers explain what NFL players must do to stay hydrated and replenish the essential nutrients needed to maintain good health during rigorous practices. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Mathematics and Statistics
Chemistry
Physics
Science and Technology
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NBC Learn
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Science of NFL Football
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National Football League
National Science Foundation
NBC Learn
Servings and Choices
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In this nutrition activity (page 16 of PDF), learners document their individual ...

In this nutrition activity (page 16 of PDF), learners document their individual eating habits and learn whether their eating patterns meet their needs. This activity requires learners to first complete the "Your Energy Needs" activity on page 8 of the same resource. This guide includes background information, setup and management tips, extensions, information about eating in space and handouts.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Barbara Z. Tharp
Martha S. Young
Nancy P. Moreno
NASA
NSBRI
Paula H. Cutler
Sonia Rahmati Clayton
Writing on Contemporary Issues: Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about the Cultures of Food, Fall 2008
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" "What people do with food is an act that reveals how ...

" "What people do with food is an act that reveals how they construe the world." - Marcella Hazan, The Classic Italian Cookbook If you are what you eat, what are you? Food is at once the stuff of life and a potent symbol; it binds us to the earth, to our families, and to our cultures. In this class, we explore many of the fascinating issues that surround food as both material fact and personal and cultural symbol. We read essays by Toni Morrison, Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, and others on such topics as family meals, eating as an "agricultural act" (Berry), slow food, and food's ability to awaken us to "our own powers of enjoyment" (M. F. K. Fisher). We will also read Pollan's most recent book, In Defense of Food, and discuss the issues it raises as well as its rhetorical strategies. Assigned essays will grow out of memories and the texts we read, and may include personal narrative as well as essays that depend on research. Revision of essays and workshop review of writing in progress are an important part of the class. Each student will make one oral presentation in this class."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Boiko, Karen