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Young scholars watch a video about baby whales and their mothers. They explore the different kinds of whales and complete an activity in which they sing along with the music and make a whale hat.
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest lactose. Scientists look at the DNA and the history of two cultures that might explain why. Follow the video with one of the accompanying lab activities in which biochemistry learners measure glucose changes over time after adding lactose (milk) to simulated intestinal fluid samples (lactase solution). This is a thick and creamy lesson!
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few in-depth lesson plans and hands-on activities to use with your biology classes when studying natural selection or heredity.
Teach your class about milk while practicing informational text reading skills. The resource includes a short text to read, accompanying questions and vocabulary, a vocabulary exercise, a sequence exercise, and a reading comprehension assessment. Pick and choose what you would like to focus on, or use all the materials for a complete lesson or two.
Complete a unit on diet and nutrition with young learners. They will explore various websites, create a food pyramid, categorize foods into food groups, list the benefits of various types of foods, evaluate a fast food meal, and identify a myth about candy. Many extensions ideas are provided.
Students examine the major food groups. In this classifying foods instructional activity, students discover the 5 food groups as they read books and play games. Students then sort foods into the appropriate food groups
In this ESL reading comprehension worksheet, students read an essay entitled, "Chinese Stretch to Catch Up With Teenage Model." They answer 5 multiple choice comprehension and 8 matching questions based on the reading.
Students use the internet to gather information on proper nutrition. They examine the food pyramid and categorize food into the groups they belong. They develop their own healthy cereal idea and advertising.
Students identify human muscles and bones from a cardboard skeleton, named "Mr. Skelly." Using dialog balloons as props, the teacher holds up advice from Mr. Skelly, such as noting he drinks milk to keep his bones strong. The lesson also stresses the consequences of poor health with pictures of diseased organs.
In this healthy foods worksheet, young scholars organize the names nutrient-rich foods into categories. Students also read passages about nutrition and respond to three short-answer questions.
Here is a resource that was originally written as an enrichment guide for the stage adaptations of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to School. It is absolutely full of fun activities that will inspire your young readers. Included are instructions for baking, art, math, literacy, and vocabulary activities that will bring each of these two great books to life. The resource provides a story synopsis for each book, worksheets, and questions for parents of very young children.
Got milk? Or almonds, sardines, or tofu? Calcium is important throughout life, but especially so for developing bodies. If teens do not consume enough calcium while they are growing, they are at a much higher risk of osteoporosis and other health issues. Beginning by looking at their own eating habits, learners try to place the foods they've consumed over the past 24 hours on the Healthy Eating Plate. Next, they examine both dairy and non-dairy foods that are high in calcium and how many daily servings they would need to meet the recommended daily allowance for teens. 
Young scholars critically analyze Web sites that present different sides of the controversial milk debate (good for you/not good for you).They compose an expository reflection about the persuasive techniques used in media messages.
Young scholars research about the physiological effects of prolonged lead exposure. In this chemistry lesson, students investigate the lead content of different paint, soil and water samples. They analyze data trends and share their findings in class.
Learners read articles about various agricultural products and create a map using the statistics in the article.  In this agricultural statistics lesson plan, students look at the geography of the country and which products come from the different states.  Learners record the information on a product map. Students complete a worksheet
Students recognize how climate and geography affect the ability to grow crops.  In this agriculture lesson, students participate in activities to understand where food comes from and how much of the food is readily available in various places. Students complete various worksheets.
Students investigate nutrition guidelines and recommendations to present what the information to their class. Based on their assessment of current habits, they determine which areas they would like to improve to reach goals for good nutrition. Using goal-setting strategies based on the Stages of Change Model, they design personal nutrition plans, follow them, and self-monitor their progress.
Explain the coagulation and coalescence processes associated with milk protein and cheese. List the components of milk and explain how each component is dispersed in the milk. Describe what happens when milk protein is coagulated Discuss the proce
Explain the coagulation and coalescence processes associated with milk protein and cheese. List the components of milk and explain how each component is dispersed in the milk. Describe what happens when milk protein is coagulated Discuss the proce
Show your scholars how adding an affix changes the entire meaning of a word; they focus on the suffix -able. You'll find a complete script here, but if you don't want to read this verbatim, use it simply as an outline. Learners watch you model word segmenting before trying it on their own. Taking a bigger word and breaking it into a base word and suffix helps with word meaning. By showing pupils what this suffix means and pairing it with a familiar word, they can define larger words. Create a semantic map around this suffix to fill in as you find more words.

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