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Daily Menu

Climber Eating Directions

  1. Click on the following underlined link.
    Research the nutrients

  2. Read pages 10-12 to research the nutrients needed to help climbers make the long journey to the summit of a mountain.

  3. Take out a sheet of paper. Write your name, date, and grade at the top. Title your paper Daily Menu.

  4. Draw a chart similar to the one below.


    Day  1

    Day 2

    Day 3

    Day 4

    Day 5

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  5. On your paper, create a sample daily menu for a 6-day trek of mountain climbing based on the nutrients needed to make the climb. You will need to take into consideration that in warm weather, some foods will perish faster. In cold weather makes foods harder and more brittle for chewing. You may also research common foods used by climbers and include those in your menu.

  6. After you have created your daily menu, turn your paper over.

  7. On the back of the paper you will answer the following question.
    Which body system is responsible for converting the food eaten into energy to be used by mountain climbers?

  8. Now that you have answered the question, draw that system below. Identify and label the major and accessory organs of the system below in the space provided. 


Composting Human Waste


Roger Robinson prepares for composting bags of human waste flown off Denali in Clean Mountain Cans  View the underlined link below. Read and review how worms are able to help mountaineers and the environment.
Composting Human Waste from Denali with Worms

  1. Now that you have background information on composting, take out another sheet of notebook paper. Write your name, date, and grade on the first three lines. Title your paper Composting.

  2. Skip a line and write #1. Next to #1, answer the following question.
    What is a compost?

  3. Skip a line and write #2. Next to #2, answer the following question.
    How does it relate to human waste, according to this article?

  4. Skip a line and write #3. Next to #3, answer the following question.
    What is the worm’s role?
Don’t forget to place this completed activity/product into the pocket of your white Journey into Reading envelope.

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