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Power4Bones.com - Teach Nutrition
A FREE, Web-based, cross-curricular
program for grade 5 students.
Find out why teachers love P4B!
Register at
Power4Bones.com
Power4Bones (P4B) is a FREE, award-winning grade 5
program that supports student development of food
and physical activity skills that build strong bones
for life. Power4Bones runs in up to 1800 grade 5
classrooms across Ontario each year.
This fun interactive program with online components
meets curriculum expectations in a variety of subjects,
including Health & Physical Education, Language
(including Media Literacy), Science &
Technology, Mathematics and The Arts.
What’s so great
about Power4Bones?
IT’S ENGAGING!
It includes multiple engaging elements such as Webbased challenges, online personalized comics, a fun online
tool for making public service announcement posters
and comics and student participation prizes.
IT’S TEACHER FRIENDLY!
Why a bone-health program?
Quick Start Booklet
You get everything you need to run the
program (except computers!), including
an online teacher guide with identified
cross-curricular links, rubrics and DPA suggestions.
for Ontario Teachers
This Quick Start Booklet includes
a summary of the different program
components included in P4B,
a program-at-a-glance calendar,
and easy to
follow lesson-by-lesson instructions.
It’s super easy! Use this handy
reference
guide as your starting point
and keep it on hand as you and
your students
embark on a secret mission with
Agent Bones and a whole cast
of characters!*
* Please note t hat t his Q uick
St ar t Booklet replaces t he le
sson- by-lesson envelopes wi
instructions that were included
th
in previous versions of the secret
box. All the same great
information has been condensed
into this handy booklet for easy
use. We hope you like it!
Girls’ bones grow
fastest between ages 11 and
14 and boys’ bones grow
fastest between 13 and 17.
40% of our bones are
Healthy eating and
built during adolescence,
physical activity tend to
making it the most critical
decrease through elementary
time to get enough boneschool, so it is important to reach
building nutrients.
students now to prevent
this decline.
Power4Bones responds to
research that shows Ontario kids
are not eating well enough, or
getting enough physical activity,
to keep their bones strong.*
* Hanning RM, Woodruff SJ, Lambraki I, et al. Nutrient intakes and food
consumption among Ontario students in grades six, seven, and eight.
Canadian Journal of Public Health 2007;98(1):12-16.
IT’S FREE!
The program materials will arrive in
your classroom in a SECRET BOX
filled with a variety of exciting
components with specific instructions
on how and when to use them.
IT’S FLEXIBLE!
Thanks to an online Control Panel, each teacher can
control when to run the 7 lessons in class.
IT’S A STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY!
Teachers can establish a peer-led student P4B Squad to
help run the program and build student leadership skills.
WHO IS BONES?
P4B follows the story of Agent BONES. He is from
another planet and is on a secret mission to Earth
to find a cure for a disease that makes his bone hair
brittle and unmanageable. His human sidekick Alex
– and your students – help him on this mission.
Watch our free 20-minute online tutorial for an
overview of all the great program components
and tips on how to use P4B in class.
program
at a glance
LESSON
LESSON
-BYLESSON
Each teacher can
decide when to run
Power4Bones in class
with our online
Control Panel.
LESSON
4
The Time
Is Now!
P4B Squad
• Play Classroom Announcement 4
• Distribute Comic Episode 4
Students
• Read Comic
Episode 4
• Play Web Challenge 3
• Read Femur’s Findings
Experiment 3
Approximate class time:
45 minutes
1
BONES Is
Coming!
This calendar summarizes key Power4Bones components
to introduce with each lesson to maximize student learning.
Book computer time for all your students to participate in the
online components in lessons 1 through 7.
LESSON
2
Feed Your
Bones!
P4B Squad
•D
ownload comics
• Prepare student secret codes
and Earth Agent ID badges
• Play Classroom Announcement 1 • Distribute Comic Episode 1
P4B Squad
• Play Classroom Announcement 2
• Distribute Comic Episode 2
• Distribute student secret
codes and Earth Agent
ID badges
Students
• Read Comic Episode 1
Students
• Read Comic Episode 2 • Play Web Challenge 1
• Read Femur’s Findings Experiment 1
Teacher
• Introduce students to public
service announcement (PSA)
challenge
LESSON
3
Move Your
Bones!
P4B Squad
• Play Classroom Announcement 3
• Distribute Comic Episode 3
• Distribute P4B prize to students
Students
• Read Comic Episode 3
• Play Web Challenge 2
• Read Femur’s Findings Experiment 2
Approximate class and preparation
time: 45-60 minutes
Approximate class time:
45 minutes
Approximate class time:
45 minutes
LESSON
LESSON
LESSON
5
4-a-Day
Is Easy!
6
Starting the
Public Service
Announcement
7
Completing the
Public Service
Announcement
P4B Squad
• Play Classroom Announcement 5
• Distribute Comic Episode 5
•D
istribute P4B prize to students
P4B Squad
• Play Classroom Announcement 6
• Distribute Comic Episode 6
• Distribute P4B prize to students
P4B Squad
• Play Classroom Announcement 7
• Distribute Comic Episode 7
• Distribute P4B prize to students
Students
• Read Comic Episode 5 • Play Web Challenge 4
• R ead Femur’s Findings
Experiment 4
Students
• Read Comic Episode 6
• Design PSAs
•Plan and track your bone-building
foods and activities
for 7 days on
Earth Agent
PLAN IT Board
Students
• Read Comic Episode 7
• Finish PSA design
Approximate class time:
45 minutes
Approximate class time:
It’s up to you!
Approximate class time:
It’s up to you!
© Dairy Farmers of Canada 2005, revised 2016
® Official registered mark of Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Teacher
• Choose class PSA winner and submit to Public Gallery
• Have students compare scores on
Earth Agent PLAN IT Boards
REGISTER NOW!
Register FREE OF CHARGE
for Power4Bones by:
Filling out our online registration form at
www.power4bones.com
OR
Calling
1-866-27BONES
(1-866-272-6637)
Questions about registration
or the program?
Feel free to call us or visit the Web site.
“I love the Power4Bones program. This is my third
time teaching it and each year the students love the program."
– Grade 5 teacher, North Bay
“Fantastic program which coincides so nicely with the
Ontario curriculum and offers an integrated approach to the health curriculum."
– Grade 5 teacher, Toronto
PSA Public Gallery CONTEST!
Supports Ontario’s Character Development Initiative
Your class could receive one of up to six $500 prizes
to support a registered charity of their choice!
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