is a new way to teach middle school science. It is an award-winning,
standards-based program in which newsworthy events establish the
relevance of science topics; authentic tasks create the need-to-know
more about those topics; and lively interviews, photographs, Web pages,
and inquiry-based science activities create a desire to know more about
Gold Medal! is
an Event-Based Science module about the human body. In it you will read
the story of Wilma Rudolph and her battle to overcome the crippling
effects of polio. You will join her in triumph at the 1960 Summer Games
in Rome, Italy. And you will learn about the muscles, bones, and joints
of your body.
The task in
Gold Medal! turns your class into an advertising agency that
specializes in producing combined educational/advertising campaigns for
sports equipment manufacturers.
Teams of 5 students work
together. Each student designs educational materials for one
sports-related company. To accomplish this task you first have to
complete a series of science experiments that will give you the
concepts you need.
As with all Event-Based Science
modules, much of the information you need is provided in Gold Medal!.
To help you further, the section below contains a list of World-Wide
Web sites where additional information about muscles, bones, joints,
and sports is available. Point to and click on the highlighted words to
be linked with anatomy and sports web pages.
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Tools to Keep You Active
This site provides free online
tools to encourage you and your students to keep walking, running,
or cycling. It includes an exercise log to help you track your mileage
as you cross the United States.
Anatomy Bartleby.com has been
adapting classic books for the web, and has just added the 20th Edition
(1918) addition of Gray's Anatomy. Don't let the date of the edition
fool you. This resource includes beautiful illustrations and is
searchable by keyword.
(Mount Snow, Vt.) won the first American gold medal at the 2002 Olympic
Winter Games. Her picture is on the cover of the 2005 version of Gold
Gatorade Sports Science Institute This site
provides the latest research and other information on the importance of
fluids and hydration. Although the topic of fluids and hydration are
not dealt with in Gold Medal!, they are appropriate concepts to
add. Research shows that when athletes have lost 4% of their body mass
through dehydration, their performance declines by 20 to 30 percent.
Nutrition.gov provides easy
access to the best food and nutrition information from across the
federal government and educational institutions. It serves as a gateway
to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical
activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health
NIDA - Initiative Targets Increasing Teen Use of
Anabolic Steroids The non-medical use of anabolic/androgenic
steroids among adolescents and young adults is of growing concern. As
many as half a million Americans under age 18 may be abusing these
drugs to improve athletic performance, appearance and self-image. Yet a
growing body of evidence suggests that medically unsupervised steroids
use may pose severe risks to physical and psychological health.
SuperTracker By entering your age, sex, weight,
height, and physical activity level, this tool will calculate your
daily nutritional needs.
Human Anatomy on Line
Human Anatomy On-line, is a great site for interactive and educational
views of the human body. This site contains over one hundred
illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of
descriptive links. Human Anatomy On-line uses Java applets to show
images and certain body parts. Java support must be enabled in your
browser. If you can not view any images your browser does not have Java