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Powerful Girls Have Powerful Bones

At this website, aimed at girls aged 9-18, you will find information about calcium, physical activity, and the importance of eating right. The site includes games, quizzes, and links to useful websites, along with ideas for Calcium Cool Cuisine, a calendar with tips and other healthy ideas, wallpaper patterns, a screen saver, and Instant Message icons. osteoporosis, bone, diet, FDA, food, calcium

Published by The National Bone Health Campaign in 2006

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:Physical Education
Themes/Keywords: health and strength


Vocabulary
calcium, bone density, weight bearing physical activity, osteoporosis


Essential Question(s)
1. What does it take to build and maintain strong bones?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What role does calcium play in healthy bones?
2. What constitutes "weight bearing physical activity" and why is it important?

Extension and Activities
1. Suggest that students create a concentration game with bone healthy facts.
2. Encourage students to learn about dietary guidelines, the food pyramid, and how to read food labels. Challenge them to create a game or activity for younger children with this information.
3. Include students in building a collection of nutritious, calcium-rich foods--which can be shared on the school website.


"Thank you for such a well designed site for this course! All the links work, and it is easy to maneuver from one place to another. I like how the assignments are clearly listed and have the date next to them. I can get right to learning when I log on rather than struggling to figure out how how to get from place to place. I’m taking another online course now and it is a nightmare and very frustrating.

Thanks for making this a good experience!"



pictureDaryl Hanneman
School Psychologist
Grant Wood AEA - Cedar Rapids, Iowa






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