by: Kay Berglund
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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/1999Stock # sc99_036_04_38Volume 036Issue 04
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The article is about an investigation conducted at Norwood School. The school does a yearly schoolwide science unit. That particular year the students learned about nutrition. The unit focus... See More
The article is about an investigation conducted at Norwood School. The school does a yearly schoolwide science unit. That particular year the students learned about nutrition. The unit focused on students using their critical thinking and decision making skills in specific to healthy eating. The activities were used with first through sixth graders. The activities ranged from surveys to investigating food choices and advertisements. They used all the information to analyze and gather data that they later graphed. I like the way that they did further investigations that allow students to create advertisements of their own and explore taste with food items that the students had heard of before but not had. At the end it provides a simple hands-on activity that involves making a dip. It gives teachers an idea of how to incorporate a schoolwide science unit as it also gives examples of the activities done within the unit that is able to be used with a wide range of ages.
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