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The science of calories

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Science Middle School Low

Calculating Calories in Food

Food gives our body the energy needed to function and thrive. But what is energy? Where can you find it and how can you calculate it? This public radio story explores the energy in a cheese curl by burning it. Listen to learn about a great lab that allows you to calculate the energy in food.

Life Science Health Nutrition chemistry

Story Length: 5:40

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AIR DATE: 10/16/2006

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