Academic journal article Science and Children

Nutrition

Academic journal article Science and Children

Nutrition

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Nutrition

By James L. Larsen. $29.95.

206 pp. NSTA

Press. Arlington, VA. 2016. ISBN:

9781681400181.

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This enhanced e-book surpasses similar ones by inviting educators and students alike to take an interactive approach to reviewing and learning new material. It reveals how the study of nutrition spans across academic disciplines.

In analyzing how nutrients circulate through the body and affect our lifestyle, other topics are discussed such as body systems, cells, and matter. In planning related units, teachers can make vital interdisciplinary connections. In examining the "story of nutrition," vibrant and appealing hands-on activities and graphics are used to support the background information in the individual sections of the book. Additionally, the use of carefully selected links provides access to discussion boards and supplementary websites. A brief quiz at the end of each section alerts users of their level of mastery.

This e-book is divided into six science object sections. The first four parts can be used by educators for background information or by individual students and small groups in elementary, middle, and high school. …

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