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EveryBODY's doing it.

BODIES ... The Exhibition is currently open to the public at South Street Seaport in New York City. The exhibit includes 22 human bodies dissected to show various internal systems, as well as the effects that diseases and unhealthy life choices can have on the body. Children as young as four years of age have visited the exhibit and engaged in learning activities about their bodies.

By popular demand, the exhibit has been extended through 2007. Help your students explore how their bodies work--from the inside-out--with this extraordinary exhibit? If you can't visit the actual exhibit, go to the website at www.bodiestheexhibition.com/intro.html to get downloadable classroom extension activities, a teacher's guide and fun facts for use with your students today.

It's not just mom telling kids to "eat their veggies." Schools across the globe are focusing more carefully on healthy eating and overall nutrition. Now Disney is offering teachers and parents some help in teaching kids about making healthy food choices. Disney's online Imagination Farm (www.imagination-farms.com/) provides kids in kindergarten through 5th grade with "Fresh Grown Fun?" The website includes all sorts of information related to the consumption of fruits and veggies.

Did You Know?

Here are five "fun facts" from the BODIES Exhibition website at www.bodiestheexhibition.com/intro.html. Find out more by visiting their website today?

* A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

* Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

* A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.

* An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.

* It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

Rogers & Cowen have provided four complementary PDFs for your use. The PDFs include family guidebooks, scavenger hunts, facts about bodies and more. To access these PDFs, go to www.curriculumreview.com. Click on Subscriber Spot and enter the password fall.

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Title Annotation:Grades K-12
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Date:Oct 1, 2007
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