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Multimedia Projects

Eat, Move, Learn: An Exploration of Energy Balance with interactive programs and curriculum guides

USDA, 2004: Science curriculum package including online WebQuests and classroom activities addressing national science standards and encouraging a healthy weight among middle school students. [in progress]

Science Pirates: Science Education Game

USDA, 2004: Internet games site addressing national science process standards for middle school students, also addressing food safety concepts. [in progress]

Nutrition Decision: Nutrition Education Games

National Food Service Management Institute, USDA, 2004: Internet games site involves middle school kids in constructivist activities through which they better understand how to read food labels and plan their own daily menus.

The Food Detectives Fight BAC!®: Food Safety Games

United States Department of Agriculture, 2002: Bi-lingual Internet games site shares food safety information with children ages 8-12 through engaging songs, games and activities. Food Detectives.

Secrets of the Nile: Ancient Egypt Exhibit

Virginia Discovery Museum, 2002: Temporary exhibit introduced young children to ancient Egypt through marketplace, Nile river game and walk-through tomb, including grave artifacts and mummy.

Healthy Bodies Exhibit

Virginia Discovery Museum, 2002: Exhibit for young children containing information on nutrition, health and exercise. Exhibit design included healthy market with "Why Water" software, doctor's office and workout area including climbing wall.

Photosynthesis

Virginia Discovery Museum, 2002: Interactive computer software helps young children understand photosynthesis procsses and terminology.

Food Guide Pyramid

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service, 2002: Interactive CD-ROM and website introduces children to USDA's Food Guide Pyramid through games and songs. Also includes evaluation components.

Recruiting CD-ROM

College of Agriculture and Home Economics, 2000: Interactive CD-ROM uses a retro 50's graphic theme, and serves to educate students about college and university structure, whole also providing information about majors and careers in the college.

Chile Pepper Tough Screen Kiosk

Chile Pepper Institute, 2000: For use in the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, this entertaining kiosk contains six different activities with an engaging animation interface. It teaches the varieties and uses of chie, as well as its importance to New Mexico.

Digital Desert Library

National Science Foundation (original funder), 2000: Web site offers desert resources for multi-disciplinary instruction. Site offers chat room with Smithsonian Institution scienctists, lesson plans kids activities, a searchable database.

Sanitary & Phytosanitary Procedures

Unites States Department of Agriculture, 2000: Web site and CD-ROM clarifying United States SPS measures for world audience.

Glossary of Terms of Anti-Government Extremists

Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1999: Designed as a reference tool for law enforcement officials, this easy to use interactive glossary contains text, video and audio.

Agricultural Careers

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 1999: THis touch-screen kiosk for the newest exhibit, encourages youth to consider the diverse field of careeres in agriculture by using video of 9 actors portraying different careers.

Desert Blooms

El Paso, Texas Water Utilities (with funding fro the Department of the Interior), 1998: This CD-ROM on landscaping with water-smart plants includes searchable database of plants and photos.

4-H Gifts of Gold

National 4-H Council, 1998: A national design team laid groundwork for print activity guides, videotape, audiotape and CD-ROM. Using corn as a base, this project uses CD-ROM, audiotape, videotape and learning guides to encourage social and academic development in 5-8 year olds.

Crazy About Corn

Adapted from Gifts of Gold, 1998: CD-ROM includes interactive, animated characters introduce educational games with fundamental skill development. Song Book developed, lesson plans reviewed and re-organized.

Food Smart

National Food Stamp Office, 1998: Tri-lingual (English, Navajo, Spanish) touch-screen kiosk and CD-ROM teaches food safety, money management, health and other issues.