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163 resources with the concept calories

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Health and Fitness at the Children's Museum of Houston

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Designed as pre-and-post activities for a field trip to the Children's Museum of Houston, these 10 activities (and a few videos too!) are easily adapted to any classroom. The lessons can be paired with a class fitness plan or unit. Pick...
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Energy Content of Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do athletes load up on carbohydrates the evening before a competition? The lesson helps answer this question as it relates the type of food to the amount of energy it contains. After a discussion, scholars perform an experiment to...
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Thermal Radiation

For Students 9th - 12th
"Thermal Radiation" is a straightforward assessment of future physicists' understanding of radiant energy. They write out answers to questions about wavelength and frequency, temperature relationships, absorption and emission. The...
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Heat, Temperature, and Transfer

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Physical science scholars discover an array of heat sources. They experiment to connect radiation to heat. They begin to understand thermal equilibrium. Then, they test to see if mass affects the rate of temperature change. Choose a few,...
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Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
More than a week's worth of investigation is provided in this source. Physical science stars experiment to describe specific heat, conduction, convection, and radiation. They also discover the relationship between mechanical and thermal...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits with a study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on the obesity epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices, as well as more localized efforts. Kids...
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Food, Energy and Body Weight

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers learn why humans need calories, how they control weight with food choices, and the impact of exercise on energy. Scholars then apply their understanding to a case study of lunch choices and exercise.
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How Much Heat Can a Phase Change Produce?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn about heat release in phase changes. They perform calculations as they compare and contrast a science fiction passage and a home heating application.
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How Much Energy Is That Anyway?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The fifth lesson in the six part series introduces units of energy including calories, Calories, and joules. Scholars determine the energy released when eating a snack and during activity.
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How Much Energy Is There in Food?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
People associate calories with food, but what is a calorie? Young scientists measure the number of calories in samples of food to better understand the concept. They test a variety of samples, take measurements, and compare their results...
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Hot and Cold Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore endo and exothermic reactions with a laboratory investigation. A simple experiment monitors the temperatures of several chemical reactions. The reactions include both exothermic and endothermic reactions, helping young scientists...
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Heat—Hide and Seek

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between heat and temperature? Learners conduct an experiment and collect data to determine the connection between heat and temperature. The investigation helps them realize that heat may be absorbed or released...
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Food Is Fuel

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Which has more calories, a cupcake or a rat? The odd question grabs pupils' attention as they learn about food as fuel in an intriguing installment of the PBS food science playlist. The video explains how scientists use a bomb...
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Heat in Changes of State

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Melting ice seems pretty easy, right? But what's actually happening is much more complex! Introduce the class to enthalpy calculations using a video tutorial. The narrator explains and performs the calculations that show the energy at...
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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How does what you eat compare to an NFL football player? The final video in a 10-part series explains the nutrition requirements at the extreme level of an NFL player. The instructor explains the key nutrients and their nutritional...
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Basic Thermochemistry

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Heat is more than just temperature, as viewers discover throughout a presentation about thermochemistry that emphasizes vocabulary. Definitions include joule, calorie, energy, enthalpy, calorimetry, exothermic and endothermic process,...
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Work, Energy, and Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Work, energy, and their relationship to power: what is the common thread? Explore this with your class as they learn the concepts of work and energy, both kinetic and potential, before completing multiple practice problems to demonstrate...
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An Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Whether you need a new textbook for your health class, or a few exercises and passages for your lesson on nutrition, you'll find what you need with a thorough nutritional science resource. With 15 chapters that cover elements of...
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Thermochemistry: Heat and Chemical Changes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes particles attract? Here, learners engage in multiple activities that fully describe colligative properties and allow the ability to critically assess the importance of these properties in daily life. Young chemists conduct...
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Meet the Calorie

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
What is a calorie and how does it work? How many calories do we consume in a typical day, and how many do our cells need to function well? Your learners will answer these questions and more using a worksheet, which includes informational...
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What Are Calories?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What are calories, and how do calorie needs differ from person to person? Here is a worksheet that briefly explains how calories measure the energy supplied by food, as well as suggests the amount of food an individual should eat per day.
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Nutrition Label Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Nutritional labels are everywhere, yet so few of us take the time to use them! Here is a learning exercise that learners can use to practice calculating such features as calories, carbohydrates, and serving size based on real examples of...
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Getting the Most Nutrition from Your Food

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Healthy eating is a habit that one can never start too early. Learners in grades five through seven, work through a series of activities and informational reading to understand how to make good food choices. You'll find a full...
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The New Pyramid - Nutrition

For Teachers 5th - 10th
What are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats? What kinds of foods have these components? Here's a nice introductory lesson on foods and calories that will answer these, and many more questions