Headlines. What “sells” the news?. Appealing Headlines. Simplify complex issues Certainties not possibilities Quick and easy solutions. Misconceptions and Fallacies. Claim something will “kill” you Claim something will “cure” you. Breakfast Headlines:. Skip breakfast to lose weight
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What “sells” the news?
Observations are the first step in the scientific research process.
Do you know?
What is the word that means:“a possible explanation” for what was observed?
Hint: It begins with an “H”
How do we know if the explanation is true? How do we test a hypothesis?
Two friends and I, who usually skip breakfast, will eat breakfast tomorrow and see if it makes a difference.
We need an “eat breakfast” group and a “skip breakfast” group.
Students told reason for study is only to decide best time to offer free breakfast, not told outcome measures.
Teachers track data on students without knowing who is in which group by serving breakfast in cafeteria.
(sleep, study habits, diet, activity, etc.)
What other questions could we ask about breakfast and student performance? Does it matter what is eaten for breakfast?
Does it matter when?
How long in the day is there an impact?
Eat breakfast before class to improve school performance.
This Power Point Slide Show was created by Barbara J. Mayfield, MS, RD as part of “Destination: Wellness,” a Nutrition Education Tool Kit for High School Students.
This project was funded by a 2002 TEAM Nutrition grant from the Department of Agriculture, and administered by the Maryland State Department of Education.