The Daily Planet Nutrition Series features the human body and its function, the science behind how food grows and the ingredients and technology behind the things we eat.
Features of this series:
- Appeals to kids of all ages to make sense of everyday life
- 45-minute programs
- Bridges the gap between the lab and the classroom
- STEM curriculum resource
There are 7 titles in the series:
- The Human Body – Our Reaction
This program looks into the workings of the human body. Experiments unveil the secrets behind balance, vision, and chemical exposure to the body. From sticky tongues to popping ears, find out why our bodies react the way they do to our surroundings.
- The Human Body – Our Make-Up
This program inspects the human body. We check out the inner workings of our back muscles and learn the science behind balance. Find out what makes us faint, and how hand gestures affect our comprehension. Understand the layers of our skin and its characteristics. Thrilling experiments reveal how our bodies work and react in the most extreme circumstances.
- The Human Body – Our Memory
We meet a man who has a superhuman capacity for memory, and learn how scanning pilots brains can improve the art of flying. We explore how a blind daredevil uses his brain and senses to deep dive alongside sharks and successfully pilot a high-powered jet. This exciting program demonstrates how everything from performing simple to complex tasks, retaining information and our bodies reactions are all controlled by signals from our brain.
- The Art of the Human Body
This program paints a vivid picture of the co-relation between science and art. A famed photographer reveals the haunting dangers of toxins on the human body. We visit a museum to see how our digestive system works and get up close and personal with cadavers on display at the Ontario Science Centre.
- Produced Food
This DVD takes a look at the scrumptious science of food. We investigate super-sized vegetables, the physics behind the shape of an egg, and the complex structure of ice cubes. From laser-coded fruits to ice wine harvests, we check out the technology behind these tasty treats.
- Processed Food
We look into the science and technology of some delicious delights. Take a look into the technology needed to make tasty treats for the masses. Understand the senses and what makes certain foods appealing. From soda vision to making syrup, we delve deep into whats behind the food we love.
- Plated Food
We take a look at the savory science of food. Uncover the delicate technology behind popular drinks, and understand metabolism as we reveal the varying effects of fast food on the body. See how food can be fun with the egg toss record, the Worlds Fastest Grease – a pioneering vehicle running solely on peanut oil and much more.
Total viewing time: 315 minutes. Suitable for Grades 9-12. 2010. Can purchase separately for $39.95.
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