ERIC Number: ED353073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Blue Sky Below My Feet: Daycamp & After School Programs--9 to 11 Year Olds. Leader's Manual.
California Univ., Berkeley. Cooperative Extension Service.
This manual presents a 10-day lesson plan for day camp and after-school program leaders. The activities and experiments described in the manual focus on nutrition and space exploration. Topics covered by the lesson plan and specific projects include: (1) gravity; (2) food spoilage; (3) model rocket building and launching; (4) the basic food groups; (5) weightlessness; (6) food preservation and dehydration; (7) high- and low-fat foods; (8) the influence of sensory perception on food likes and dislikes; (9) dehydrated and rehydrated foods; and (10) germs and bacteria. Each experiment and activity description provides the instructor with background information; a list of needed materials; an explanation of the actual experiments, activities, and games; and a discussion of what children should learn from the project. An appendix provides a list of the characteristics of 9- to 11-year-olds; a pre- and posttest for the child participants; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) descriptions of living and working in space; NASA facts on the Space Shuttle and its food systems; questions and answers on irradiated food; a bibliography of 11 books on space for 9- to 11-year-olds; and a discussion of the benefits of food dehydration. (MDM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Day Camp Programs, Intermediate Grades, Nutrition, Preadolescents, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Programs, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Tests
University of California Cooperative Extension, 300 Lakeside Dr., 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3560.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Cooperative Extension Service.