The Real World Learning Objects Library presents a project that incorporates the real-life experience of false advertising in weight loss miracles and the science behind such claims. Under the guise of helping the FDA police such bogus claims of "quick fix" weight loss pills or secrets, students have the opportunity to apply biology and other earth sciences to consider a claim and disprove it. The activity includes detailed instructions, learning objects, assessment guides, and a list of further resources for more information. The activity is ideal for teachers seeking to develop in class or take home assignments and activities, or for students designing their own projects.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology
  • Health > General
  • Health > Nutrition
  • Education > General

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Science -- Biological and life sciences,Vocational Education,Vocational Education -- Allied health occupations,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Health -- Family life,Health,Science -- Instructional issues,Social Sciences,Life Science,Health -- Instructional issues,Technical Education (Upper Division),Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201215441494T,Science -- Biology,General Public,Health -- Consumer health,Education,Technical Education (Lower Division),High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Health -- Nutrition



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