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Nutrition Basics: Why Food Matters
Each of us eats about fifty tons of food in a lifetime. From this mountain of edibles we obtain four basics of life - water, energy, protein, and a handful of vitamins and minerals. Nutrition Basics is about why we…
Protein
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
The word 'protein' comes from a Greek word that means 'of prime importance'. Proteins help us see, contract our muscles, and clot blood. Our organs and immune system are made up of mostly protein. Learn what a protein is and…
Minerals
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Minerals are more than squares on the periodic table; they're crucial to our health. Learn the names and functions of minerals, and which foods are the best sourdfes to ensure proper nutrition. Understand the differences between vitamins and minerals, and…
Infants: Physical Development
Part of the Series: Infants Series
Watch a cast of infants begin to explore their world and reach different milestones along the way. Learn how a baby's brain develops and what activities help stimulate healthy brain growth. Also learn the importance of proper nutrition and sleep…
Food Additives
Do you know what maltodextrin is? No, it's not the winning word from the national spelling bee. It's probably in your corn flakes. Should you eat something that you can't pronounce? In the past few days, you've probably eaten several…
Middle Childhood
During middle childhood - the period between ages 6 and 12 - children reach many critical milestones. In fact, teacher and caregiver responses during this time of significant change can dramatically affect a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth,…
Learning Environment: Guidance and Discipline
Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
The most fundamental way to avoid discipline issues is by carefully creating a structured environment which eliminates common flashpoints. Viewers learn how by designing (and sticking to!) a schedule, they can reduce the potential for conflicts and guide young children…
World Religions: A Common Journey
What is religion? How does it reflect the culture in which it exists? And what functions does it serve? There are key questions asked by virtually every human culture. Those questions, and the way different religions go about revealing the…
Coping With Challenging Behaviour
In this program teachers describe the concept of positive guidance, and what they need to know about children before they find the appropriate techniques for dealing with challenging behaviour. Discussed is how to help children learn problem solving techniques as…
Fats
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
We often think of fat as harmful, but it is actually very important to the body. It is equally important to learn the effects of fats on the body in order to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Why is…
Water
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Learn what water does for the body, from cell structure and joint lubrication to body temperature regulation and vitamin dissolution. Understand potential problems, such as what dehydration is and can do, and what water contamination means to third world countries…
Eat Less! The Upside of Downsizing
The portions we consider "normal" have expanded, and so have our waistlines. This program explores the USDA's recommendation to "eat less" and "avoid oversized portions." Discover why most people consume far more food and calories than they did in past…
Vitamins
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Do you hear the word 'vitamins' and envision pills? In fact, our main source of vitamins is the food that we eat. This video teaches the basics about these essentials to human nutrition. Learn what vitamins are, and how they…
Global Eating - Learning From Other Cultures
What can we learn from other cultures about food and nutrition? Some countries share our love for food yet manage to avoid our epidemic of obesity. How do they do it? By studying how other cultures eat, we can gain…
Planning Instruction (Succeeding As A Teacher)
Part of the Series: Succeeding As A Teacher Collection
As they watch veteran teachers plan lessons and then implement them in their classrooms, viewers get a virtual roadmap for developing ages of their young learners, building on content knowledge, using technology as a resource, and crafting valid objectives and…
From Farm To Table
Food! We talk about it all the time. What shall we eat? Where can we buy it? What's healthiest, lowest in fat or carbs, cheapest, or just plain tastiest? But the aspect of food we usually discuss least may just…
Carbs
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
What are carbohydrates, and why do we need them? Learn how our bodies use carbs, how many we should eat each day, and which foods are healthier choices for carbs than others. Begin to understand the role of glucose, fructose,…
From Conception To Baby: Beginnings of Life
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into…
Stock Market Basics: Learning Without Losing
Give your students the "So You Think You Understand Stocks" test. They will quickly see they have a lot to learn. We found many teachers managed to answer only about half the questions correctly. Stock Market Basics really is about…
Teacher/Child Interaction: Guidance and Discipline
Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
At the heart of Teacher/Child Interaction is this simple but heartfelt philosophy: "Teachers must deal with children with humor, compassion and respect." With that in mind, this program illustrates several strategies that teachers can use to help children learn to…