Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:17 AM
Nutrition SciGuide Review
The Nutrition SciGuide provides a plethora of information and resources for helping you teach or embed nutrition into your lessons. This SciGuide pairs very well with the Nutrition SciPack, which I would recommend teachers to view first as it provides a “review” of how nutrition is linked to the body systems. What is great about this SciGuide is that it is broken down into “themes” so if there’s one particular topic you are interested in, you can go directly to that theme. Then, each theme contains links to sites in NSTA and outside sources related to the topic, including videos and simulations. This SciGuide will be most helpful when I teach body systems. Currently the unit that I teach focuses primarily on the functions of each system, but to tie in nutrition with the unit would make it more meaningful for the students. They can begin to make connections of the importance of nutrition to our bodies. Although the SciGuide contains numerous links to wonderful resources, some links are no longer available. A suggestion would be to keep the SciGuide updated as current as possible.