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Simms, Kathryn; Bock, Sara; Hackett, Lewis – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Prior research on the efficacy of physical education has been conducted in a piecemeal fashion. More specifically, studies typically test a single benefit hypothesized to be associated with physical education (e.g. body mass index [BMI]) while excluding others (e.g. social skills) and not controlling for important confounds (e.g. diet).…
Descriptors: Prediction, Eating Habits, Body Composition, Academic Achievement
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Mungan, Carl E. – European Journal of Physics, 2009
Basic laws of thermodynamics and mechanics are used to analyse an air gun. Such devices are often employed in outdoor physics demonstrations to launch potatoes using compressed gas that is here assumed to expand reversibly and adiabatically. Reasonable agreement is found with reported muzzle speeds for such homebuilt cannons. The treatment is…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Mechanics (Physics), Weapons, Undergraduate Students
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Wallen, Eva Flygare; Mullerdorf, Maria; Christensson, Kyllike; Marcus, Claude – Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Adolescents with intellectual disabilities (ID) have an increased prevalence of being overweight and having cardiometabolic diseases as adults, in part due to poor eating habits with an inadequate intake of vegetables. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a multifactorial school intervention using the "Plate Model" results in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adolescents, Food, Control Groups
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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
Culture is not a predetermined, static, bounded unit. Both its boundaries and what is considered cultural difference are constructed through social processes. Ray McDermott and Herve Varenne (1995) argue that only certain differences are noticed, usually according to what is regarded as meaningful difference in one's own society. For example, in a…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Social Influences, Social Environment, Ethnography
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Ibabe, Izaskun; Jauregizar, Joana – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2010
The present work describes an experience of educational innovation in a university context. Its aim was to determine the relationship between students' frequency of use of online self-assessment with feedback and their final performance on the course, taking into account both learners' motivation and perceived usefulness of these resources for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Educational Innovation
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2012
Despite a pending policy change aimed at including more students with disabilities and English-language learners (ELLs) in the "nation's report card," the federal agency that administers the national testing program appears to be softening the penalty for states that fail to improve inclusion rates. The disagreement underscores the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, Testing Programs
DiConsiglio, John – CURRENTS, 2010
Annual giving is the number one indicator that someone will make a major or planned gift. Annual funds are the meat and potatoes of fundraising. But if the annual fund has recently taken a backseat to major and megagifts, the recession made a bad situation even worse. Today, most annual fund performance indicators have plummeted. Virtually all…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Economic Climate, Economic Impact, Donors
Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
In autumn, most colleges' football fields are covered with a thick carpet of grass or artificial turf and are adorned with yard lines. But the football field at Paul Quinn College was carved up by plowing and planting. This past fall, portions of the college's gridiron were covered with sweet potatoes, watermelons, peppers, rosemary, and sugar…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Financial Problems, Black Colleges, Educational Finance
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Fricke, Hollyanne E.; Calloway, Eric E.; Smith, Teresa M.; Pinard, Courtney A.; Yaroch, Amy – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2015
Purpose To examine daily fruit and vegetable (FV) intake frequency by household food security status (high food security, marginal food security, low food security, and very low food security), and scores on three hunger-coping behavior scales (i.e., "rationing food supplies," "financial strategies," and "trade-off…
Descriptors: Coping, Hunger, Security (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Pinto, Gabriel; Gauthier, Carmen V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
Any student that has spent time in the kitchen knows that hot vegetable oil will pop and spatter violently after coming into contact with water such as that on the surface of foods (meat, fish, potatoes, etc.). This well-known effect can be used as an instructional resource to promote cooperative, active, and inquiry-based learning about central…
Descriptors: Fuels, Water, Inquiry, Food
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Contino, Judy – Science Activities, 1993
Describes an activity where students with dirty hands and students with clean hands handle boiled potatoes to observe and compare the growth of mold on the potatoes. (PR)
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Elementary Education, Fungi, Hygiene
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Daly, Joseph L.; Walz, Monte – Update on Law-Related Education, 1983
Supreme Court decisions about fund-raising by Political Action Committees, prayer in public schools, and disclosure of political campaign contributors are reviewed. Cases before the Court involving solicitation of funds by charities, unsolicited mailed advertisements for contraceptives, aliens, the exclusionary rule, and sex discrimination issues…
Descriptors: Advertising, Contraception, Court Litigation, Fund Raising
Bryan, Gregory – Library Media Connection, 2005
The Great Hunger, one of the greatest human calamities in the world history led to Ireland's three million people surviving solely on potatoes that also resulted in the Great Potato Famine. Hence, in order to provide considerable attention to this calamity, books on the topic of Ireland's Great Potato Famine are listed, which provide both fiction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, Picture Books, Childrens Literature
Ries, Eric – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2000
Idaho has improved its historically poor career and technical education programs by changing priorities and increasing state support. A large grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is being used to develop professional-technical academies and to train career and technical teachers. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Philanthropic Foundations, Program Improvement, Secondary Education
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Whitmer, John C. – Science and Children, 1978
Described is an approach for teaching the concept of mass to elementary students. A method for making simple balances and weight sets is also given. (MR)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instruction
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