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|Title:||Calcium, It's Not Just Milk!|
|Pub. date: ||2001|
|Includes: ||Lesson Plans, handouts, CD ROM|
|Audience: ||Children, junior high|
|Language: ||English with Spanish Handouts also available|
|Description:||This is a 5 lesson science curriculum for middle school (6th -7th grade) students focusing on the importance of calcium. Designed for 40-50 minutes class periods, each lesson provides an outline including a list of transparencies and handouts, learning objectives, skills used, and advance preparations, a scripted lesson plan, and photocopy-ready overhead transparencies and student handouts. Lesson titles are:|
Teaching methods used include: lectures, group discussion, demonstrations and experiments, data graphing, homework questions and assignments, and small group activities. Student handouts and transparencies are provided in Spanish. Extra mini lessons (topics include: calcium and the ecosystem, rate of skeletal growth in children, two types of bones, calcium and chemistry - which includes an egg shell experiment, periodic table, and serving size vs. portion size) and a vocabulary building section are provided. Supplemental information is included for teachers on osteoporosis, the food guide pyramid (the old version), lactose intolerance, and nutrition-related websites.
The curriculum is designed to meet Nevada state standards, knowledge and skills.
- Lesson 1. Don’t chicken out Part 1
- Lesson 2. Strong bones under construction (calcium in bone/lifecycle)
- Lesson 3. Use the facts (uses the Nutrition Facts panel)
- Lesson 4. Don’t chicken out Part 2,
- Lesson 5. Nutrition Mission (teeth and goal setting)
|Funding Source: ||Food Stamp Nutrition Education|
|Developer: ||Nevada Nutrition Network|
|Use Restrictions: ||May copy for educational purposes.|
|Reviewers Comments: ||This is a comprehensive, interesting and accurate 5-lesson curriculum, designed to increase the amount of low-fat calcium-rich foods eaten by 11 to 14 year old children. Best conducted in a school setting, it also provides good information, ideas, and activities that can be adapted to other audiences.
Adolescent-focused, the curriculum does a good job providing students lessons on how much calcium they need and why it is important. Experiments teach them about the relationship between calcium and bone strength using readily available materials, and food labels are used to find calcium and determine how the foods fit their daily calcium needs. Practical information about how to read labels including teaching what “good” and “excellent” source means as well as an easy way to use the Daily Values will help facilitate learning and behavior change. The practical idea of adding a zero to the %DV calcium on the Nutrition Facts Label to estimate the milligrams calcium in the food is a good way to help the student add-up and try to reach their 1300 mg/day for adolescents.
The scripted lessons, the detailed lists of needed materials and the pre-preparation guides make the lessons easy to implement. Particularly useful is the Day by Day spreadsheet. Examples of activities include calcium in bones demonstration using flour, experiments with chicken and beef bones in vinegar, use of real nutrition facts labels (or photocopy ready handouts provided) and egg shells. Behavioral-focused homework and goal setting also may help students increase calcium intake. The mini-lessons provide added flexibility and additional learning options if so desired.
|Borrow it from the National Agricultural Library (NAL)|
SNAP staff/SNAP-Ed providers can borrow materials from NAL through interlibrary loan.
| NAL Call No.: ||TX553.C23 C34 1999|
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| Distributor: ||University of Nevada Cooperative Extension|
| Contact: ||Mary Wilson|
| Mail: ||8050 South Paradise|
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
| Phone: ||(702) 257-5507 |
| E-mail: ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Cost:|| 5.00 per CD|
| Avail. in Qty:|| Yes|
| Bulkrate:||Call or e-mail for more information.|