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Title: Bogus Weight Loss Claims
Url: http://www.ciese.org/pathways/rwlo/rwlos/4204/Bogus%20Weight%20Loss%2...
Creator: Battles, Carol
Publisher: Real World Learning Objects (RWLO)
Stevens Institute of Technology
Description: The Real World Learning Objects Library presents a project that incorporates the real-life experience of false advertising in weight loss miracles and the science behind such claims. Under the guise of helping the FDA police such bogus claims of "quick fix" weight loss pills or secrets, students have the opportunity to apply biology and other earth sciences to consider a claim and disprove it. The activity includes detailed instructions, learning objects, assessment guides, and a list of further resources for more information. The activity is ideal for teachers seeking to develop in class or take home assignments and activities, or for students designing their own projects.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Public aspects of medicine -- Medicine and the state -- Pharmaceutical policy -- Drug approval
Medicine -- Public aspects of medicine -- Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine -- Chronic and noninfectious diseases and public health -- Individual diseases or groups of diseases, A-Z -- Obesity
Medicine -- Therapeutics. Pharmacology -- Therapeutics. Pharmacology -- Diet therapy. Clinical nutrition -- Diets to control weight -- Reducing weight
Medicine -- Therapeutics. Pharmacology -- Therapeutics. Pharmacology -- Drugs and their actions -- Drugs acting on the nervous system. Neuropsychopharmacology -- Stimulants. Antidepressants -- Appetite depressants
Science -- Physiology -- Nutrition -- Study and teaching. Research
Social sciences -- Economic history and conditions -- Special topics, A-Z -- Consumer protection
Social sciences -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Criminology -- Crimes and offenses -- Crimes against property -- Fraud. Swindling. Confidence games
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Health
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Instructional issues
Health -- Nutrition
Vocational Education
Health -- Instructional issues
Health -- Consumer health
Health -- Family life
Vocational Education -- Allied health occupations
Key Concept: Health -- Nutrition
Health -- Weight
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Test Manuals
Worksheets
Format: html
pdf
Audience: 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
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-11-19 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-12-15 09:39:28 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Staff  Scout Staff
Full Record Views: 112
Resource URL Clicks: 12
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