Droodling A droodle is a combination of a doodle and riddle. Playing with these droodles lets you exercise your memory and your creativity. It is also a chance to discover what makes some things easier to remember than others. Ideas originating from: http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/droodles/index.html
Instructions There are two quizzes to test your memory. In each activity, there are four droodles. You have one minute to look at all the droodles. Without drawing or writing anything down, all you need to do is remember all the droodles and the titles that go with them.
two sperms clash together a snake under a big rocka bandaged thumb a hat upside down
The Result? I bet like most people, you did better drawing the droodles when the title made the picture into a joke. Without these titles, the droodles are just meaningless drawings, which is hard to memorize. And the nonsense titles like posd or dast dont make them any easier to remember!
Making connections Its easiest to remember stuff that makes sense to you and connects with other stuff you know. The droodle labeled two sperms clash together is pretty silly, but it does fit with things you know. Titles that make sense help us to remember the droodles more easily.
Conclusion As long as you can add meaning and tie this information to something you already know, you are more likely to remember somethingwhether its a date in history class or the long difficult English words.
Now, try to give titles to the following droodles. It doesnt matter if the title sounds silly so long as it helps you remember.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Fat, Oil, & Sweets Fruit Group Milk, Yogurt & Cheese Group Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs, Dry Beans, and Nuts Group, Vegetable Group Bread, Cereal, Rice, & Pasta Group
The Pyramid teaches us –to eat a variety of foods to get the nutrients we need; –to get the right amount of calories to maintain healthy weight. Now, lets learn how much we should take in every day.
The amount of food that counts as one serving is listed in the following pages. How much is a serving?
Fat, Oils & Sweets No specific serving size is given for the fats, oils, and sweets group because the message is EAT AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE. So, remember to go easy on fats, oils, and sweets, the foods in the small tip of the Pyramid.
Milk, Yogurt, & Cheese Group 2-3 servings One serving equals to: –1 cup of milk or yogurt, –1.5 ounces of natural cheese, or –2 ounces of process cheese.
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs and Nuts Group 2-3 Servings One serving equals to: –1 egg, –1/2 cup of cooked dry beans, or –2-3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish.
Vegetable Group 3-5 Servings One serving equals to: –1 cup of raw leafy vegetables, –1/2 cup of other vegetables, cooked or chopped raw, or –3/4 cup of vegetable juice.
Fruit Group 2-4 Servings One serving equals to: –3/4 cup of fruit juice, –1 medium apple, banana, orange, or –1/2 cup of chopped, cooked, or canned fruit.
Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group 6-11 Servings One serving equals to: –1 slice of bread, –1 ounce of ready-to-eat cereal, or –1/2 cup of cooked cereal, rice, or pasta.
Conclusion Be sure to eat at least the lowest number of servings from the five major food groups. You need them for the vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and protein they provide. Just try to pick the lowest fat choices from the food groups.