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Title: Counting Calories
Url: http://isaac.exploratorium.edu/~pauld/activities/food/countingcalorie...
Creator: Doherty, Paul, 1947-
Publisher: Exploratorium (Organization)
Description: This article by Paul Doherty, Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, describes the burning peanut experiment and provides an introduction to food energy and how it is measured. The site presents an explanation of how food energy is converted to other forms in the human body. Also included is a discussion of the first law of thermodynamics and calorimetry with applications to dieting. A link a lesson plan and information on how to perform the experiment is also included.
LC Classification: Science -- Chemistry -- Physical and theoretical chemistry -- Conditions and laws of chemical reactions -- Thermodynamics
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Life -- Biophysics
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Methods of research. Technique -- Other special, A-Z -- Calorimetry
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Energy transfer
Science -- Physics -- Heat -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Science -- Physics -- Heat -- Thermodynamics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Instructional issues
Health -- Nutrition
Key Concept: Physics -- Work
Chemistry -- Thermodynamics
Biology -- Energy
Biology -- Thermodynamics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2000
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Overviews
Reference
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: Advanced placement Students
College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Calorie
Change of State
Classical Mechanics
Energy
fat
food
Heat and the First Law
Physics
science
transfer
Work and Energy
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-14 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-05-03 11:47:39 (W3C-DTF)
Source: comPADRE  comPADRE
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Resource URL Clicks: 83
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