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Using an inquiry-based approach, high school students combine nutrition, physics, exercise biology or biomechanics by calculating their body’s work expenditure and determining its relationship to caloric intake. Prior knowlede for this lesson includes an introduction to Newton’s second law of motion (F=ma), work as energy (W=Fd), food calories (in energy units), basic algebra, understanding of the steps of the scientific method, metric system unit measurements, reading and writing skills. Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to calculate work (in joules) performed using their body weight. This teaching resource was developed by a K-12 science teacher in the American Physiological Society’s 2007 Frontiers in Physiology Program. For more information on this program, please visit www.frontiersinphys.org.

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  • Education > General

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    Keywords:

    Energy expenditure,Education,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,Energy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722031317392T,Inquiry-based learning,General,Life Science,Teacher-centered/traditional instruction,Calorie,Tutorial or self-directed instruction,Physics,Laboratory experiment,Student-centered instruction

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    English

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