ERIC Number: ED434833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Human Growth: Guide to a Healthier You. A Middle School Science Curriculum. Instructor's Manual.
Huba, Jeanne C.; Crow, Tracy L.
This instructor's manual contains information and activities related to human growth processes. The curriculum focuses on choices students can make for a healthy lifestyle and is based on the most up-to-date research about human growth and development. Students generate and test their hypotheses throughout each of five modules which include Anthropometry (skeletal measurement and growth), Bone Chemistry and Composition, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Genetics. The modules include hands-on activities for grades 5-9 and can be taught independently or in conjunction with an established curriculum. Teacher information sheets and assessment ideas are also presented. The Human Growth curriculum requires students to integrate skills in science, mathematics, health, reading, and writing. Throughout the modules, activities such as data collection, graphing, measurement, general scientific inquiry, and composition of lab reports based on student-generated data are used to help students engage in solving various problems. Students can work individually, in small groups, or as a class during the various activities. An accompanying CD-ROM contains information and activities related to human growth processes. (WRM)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biology, Body Composition, Body Height, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise, Genetics, Health Education, Health Promotion, Heredity, Human Body, Individual Development, Integrated Activities, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, Physiology, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Scientific Methodology, Skeletal System, Teaching Guides
ERIC/CSMEE, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Note: Accompanying interactive CD-ROM is not available from EDRS and should be obtained directly from ERIC/CSMEE.