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The connection between science instruction and health literacy can be found in National Nutrition Month.

Health literacy and nutrition are often taught in conjunction with science instruction. Every March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a theme and then develops instructional resources and games that can support instruction.  The intention of NNM is to help students make informed food choices and develop sound eating habits using scientifically based nutrition information.

Measles vaccinations: scientific evidence vs. opinion

Hello there!

We are all sadly aware of the measles outbreak in the United States.  For those of you who are teaching, how do you discuss decision-making based on opinion (or lack of information), as opposed to decision-making based on scientific evidence, epidemiology, and medical reports from reputable sources?  This issue of evidence vs. opinion is apparent in many hot topics: climate change, Ebola, and now vaccinations.  I'd be very interested to hear how you deal with this current issue in your classrooms…..

Cheers, Susan

Project-Based Learning in science

Project-based learning (PBL) has been around for a long time.  David Rosen has mentioned this teaching/learning technique in a recent discussion thread.  https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/do-you-want-science-cop-be-place-where-science-teachers-discuss-issues-practice

LINCS Online Course: Project-Based Science Instruction for Career Preparation, Module #3

LINCS provides professional development opportunities for its members in the form of a series of optional online courses developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Resource Collection initiative. These online courses are self-paced, freely available, and accessible 24 hours a day through the LINCS Learning Portal. Users can work at their own pace, at a time that is most convenient to them.

LINCS Online Course: Project-Based Science Instruction for Career Preparation, Module #2

LINCS provides professional development opportunities for its members in the form of a series of optional online courses developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Resource Collection initiative. These online courses are self-paced, freely available, and accessible 24 hours a day through the LINCS Learning Portal.

LINCS Online Course: Project-Based Science Instruction for Career Preparation, Module #1

LINCS provides professional development opportunities for its members in the form of a series of optional online courses developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Resource Collection initiative. These online courses are self-paced, freely available, and accessible 24 hours a day through the LINCS Learning Portal.

Could a 50-cent microscope change how we teach health or science to adults in the U.S.?

In a 2012 TED Talk Manu Prakash described a 50-cent, rather sophisticated paper microscope that he claimed could change world health. Could it also change adult health education, health liteacy, and science education in the U.S. ? Would you show this video to your ABE or GED students? To your students in health literacy classes? If so, how would you use it? When they are available, would you get these microscopes for your students to use?

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