Explore It! Exploring Food Guide

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Marooned on a desert island with a limited food supply, children investigate the properties and make-up of common foods. Investigations of water content, fat content and the roles of starch and gluten in flour all contribute to the overall question of what constitutes a "balanced" diet. Instructional material.

Explore It! is a series of exploratory science experiences for out-of-school programs and elementary school students (ages 8-12), funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Explore It! includes a guide for each project and a special guide for implementing the program. These extended explorations provide an experiential foundation for science concepts associated with basic phenomena and helps develops essential skills for inquiry in the formal context.

Instructional materials only.