LINKS & WEBSITES + http://www.4-hmilitarypartnerships.org/doc13533.ashx link to pdf Up for the Challenge Curriculum http://www.cachampionsforchange.cdph.ca.gov/en/Resources.php look for “Champion Moms” for printouts you can send home with youth. Also look for “Steps for Making Community Changes” Site has many other helpful resources. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k02Gc6Dzzrc&feature=youtube_gdata_player http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvdivB5kTUU dancing video, global http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/milk-color-explosion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt2zlHZEals group dance fat content in milk experiment fat content in milk experiment http://physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsathome/magicwaterglass.cfm inverted glass (air pressure/peer pressure) http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/skewer-through-balloon balloon experiment Another use of balloons: Place one strip of paper with text inside 8 balloons (i.e. 8 reasons eating breakfast is important) Teams see who can pop all balloons first, then read answers to group http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/windbag-one-breath-bernoulli-bag.html wind bags Great demonstration of--- Taking small steps can have BIG results. If you understand the science you're more effective. Holds true for nutrition & fitness too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv-ZaoSZbfc rap for nutrition https://www.google.com/search?q=optical+illusions+%2B+vases+%2B+faces&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IEAddress&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nhXsUoPUKsilsQTgloCYBg&ved=0CCYQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=654 Optical Illusions to use as activity with “image topic.” How others see us, how we see ourselves. (Chpt. 2) Can make it appropriate for younger ages. ~~ over ~~ The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. PURCHASES http://www.LearningZoneXpress.com order posters, handout, incentives, etc. on health & wellness http://www.jumprope.com all jump ropes Give away as prizes at conclusion of program OR if working with a smaller group, give one to each at beginning of program so they can practice at home http://www.xump.com/science/UFOBall.cfm?SID=12&gclid=CIWK0quvlLkCFdOj4AodHHkAiQ Great prop for MY Plate or 6 essential nutrient activities. Example: 2 teams race to assemble photo cards of foods to create a balanced meal (or all 6 essential nutrients). When done they exchange a ping pong ball for UFO ball that lights up. http://www.amazon.com/Marcato-8308-Atlas-Grain-Mill/dp/B000UV492E oat roller (great at event tables too) http://www.histakes-spelt.com/marga.php oat roller Variety of toys (hula hoop, Frisbee, baseball/bat amazon.com Small Spiral Notebooks Eggs Play outside or in gym (rotating through stations) after teaching on importance of being active Stethoscopes and/or Pulse Oximeter Pedusa PE-799 Tri-Axis Multi-Function Pocket Pedometer Address importance of mental & emotional health as a part of UFC. Use notebook as "Thankful Journal" to jot down one thing you're thankful for (or still hopeful for --to keep that hope alive) every day. Experiments of eggs soaked in vinegar for 1 to 7 days - (raw shell-less eggs will bounce) Effective fun activity demonstrating calcium as well as strength of membranes Nutritional Menus from McDonalds & Chick-fil-A Teams measure shortening or sugar cubes to equal menu items The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.