There is much more to calories than what you see on a nutrition label. The 34th lesson in a 35-part video series explains calories on a scientific level. The comprehensive video gives examples and shows how to measure calories of a given substance.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Post the video as a resource for absent pupils and those needing extra instruction
  • Follow the video with a lab investigation using a calorimeter to measure calories
Classroom Considerations

  • If assigning the video to learners to view at home, they will require Internet access

  • Uses an interactive approach
  • Animations add clarity to the complex concept

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