Where does the "C" in exhaled CO₂ come from? This gaping black hole in health literacy feeds the weight loss industry and keeps the fads coming. My @TEDx talk explains the biochemistry and why we need to start teaching it in primary school invidious.fdn.fr/nM-ySWyID9o

Dec 9, 2019 · 6:41 AM UTC

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Agreed! What a #gamechanger it would be if we could teach the world’s young students atoms in-atoms out ! #science #health #education #innovation We can do this!
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Excellent editing and content. That’s how you tell a story. Thanks R.
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Ooh, that last sentence has got bite!
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Thanos was on to comething with halving the world's population
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Now do economics or maths, or history... people don’t know anything about anything!
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Great twist at the end! It's just not taught, but SHOULD be
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Indeed. So far, not one PE teacher I’ve asked knew where the “C” in exhaled CO₂ comes from but 100% wanted to know more and include it in their lessons. They love it. Nobody’s fault but it’s time to fix our faulty science curriculum.
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Photosynthesis and cellular respiration ARE taught repeatedly during science classes from year 7 onwards. Biology is also the most chosen science. Part of the current problem with science not being considered relevant and no retention of information.
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The problem is the sequence of the science curriculum which leaves atoms and molecules until Year 9 and the Periodic Table is taught in Year 10. It’s always been that way. Time to change it.
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