Grant Rogers

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Recent Reviews by Grant

Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:32 PM
4 Not to be ignored
This was an objective look at nature's and man's impact on a variety of ecosystems. Much of the information provided can and should be used at a variety of grade levels, from kindergarten to high school. I believe more emphasis could have been put on the urgency of environmental reparation, but nonetheless issues are addressed and resolutions are presented. The information has a universal theme that can lead into other conversations regarding cause and effect with man and nature. A very applicable topic that must be introduced and reintroduced to children at every grade level.

Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:45 PM
4 Connecting subjects
This was a great example of how to connect different subject areas into one lesson. It took the ever present topic of pollution and combined it with animals we are surrounded by. The article says it is for third through fifth grade, but I found some relevant information I will use on my kindergartners. At the very least, the topic of not littering can be introduced at an early age. I would recommend beginning this lesson with the extension activity offered at the end of the article. Beginning the lesson with a short trip around the school grounds to pick up litter as well as find critters and animals in the area would be a great attention grabber. To wash and use that litter might make the problem more real rather than bringing in garbage from somewhere else.

Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:57 PM
2 Safe and conservative
A very thorough description of what and how much we should eat. I was a little disappointed with how much the article relied on The Food Pyramid. The Food Pyramid is a very controversial subject. Not only has it been revised due to much lobbying from the meat, dairy, and egg industry, but the USDA has been criticized for placing individuals with direct financial ties to those major industries on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The article also did not dive into what we should eat in terms of sustainable food systems which in turn lead to a healthier body. I was recommended to go to where I was given the tip of the week that said, "Irradiated meat is just as healthy, if not healthier than organic meat -- radiation kills bacteria just as effectively as it does people, and saves billions of dollars that would otherwise have to go toward producing cleaner meat and maintaining the health of livestock." Although this quote is not directly from the Science Object, the Science Object referred me to the website and therefore I relate the two. I feel that the Nutrtion SciPack could add another Science Object that could teach how sustainable and organic foods have a positive effect on our environment, society, and bodies as opposed to mass produced foods that degrade our environment and bodies.