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Second graders discuss their current knowledge of the Food Pyramid and listen to a read aloud of "The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day." They complete a food pyramid which the teacher has drawn on the board by adding food in the proper place. They discuss and identify food that belongs to the dairy group.
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 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.
First graders examine the food pyramid. In this dairy products lesson, 1st graders investigate which foods belong to the dairy group and discover the number of dairy servings they need per day. Students use an Internet source to learn about milk production and then make milk shakes.
First graders identify foods found in the dairy group. In this dairy foods instructional activity, 1st graders identify foods found in milk, yogurt, and cheese. Students prepare and taste a food snack from the milk group. Students discuss the food pyramid, make an entry in their health journal, and sing a song about the milk group.
In this conditional statement learning exercise, 10th graders solve and complete 18 different types of problems. First, they show that each conditional statement is false by finding a counterexample. Then, students write the converse of each statement and provide a counterexample.
Third graders explore the characteristics of whales that defines them as mammals. Using the internet and Inspiration software, 3rd graders create and organize "idea bubbles" to organize facts about whales. They locate details to support each idea that mammals are whales.
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.
Compare stories across cultures using "Six" from Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee and "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Begin by covering the concept of a storyline map, a visual of the rising action, climax, and resolution. Young readers work on a quickwrite topic, then they read and summarize the short stories. The culminating activity compares the main characters from each story and asks critical-thinking questions.
What do you use to chop an onion or brown the meat? Learners with special needs read through a taco recipe, then use it to complete three different academic development activities. They circle the best utensil for the job, match each food to its food group, and use the recipe to fill blanks in a story. They can develop literacy skills while learning to cook!
Explore making predictions as a reading strategy. As a class, read "Blue Light, Green Light," stopping to make a prediction. After recording a prediction on the graphic organizer, discuss the thoughts behind your idea. Then, continue reading the story, having learners create their own predictions as you stop at certain places throughout the text.
Third graders investigate how temperature and motion (energy) create a chemical change that turns cream ( a liquid) into butter (a solid). They create a class pictograph of their favorite mils choices (white, chocolate, or strawberry) and draw a bar chart of the data. Students read the book No Moon, No Milk! and The Milk Makers.
Here is a good lesson for kindergartners that combines technology, literature, and art. In it, learners take a close look at some famous farm animals. They make the sounds that each animals makes, they use the internet to find pictures and information about each animal, and they create a booklet of farm animals with original drawing. Good lesson for the young ones!
Discover your inner microbe with this short online quiz. Kids can answer a few short questions to find out with which microbe they have the most in common. As a class, kids could group themselves with like microbes, then teach the rest of the class a few of the traits of their microbe. Young zoologists begin to understand how diverse the microbial world can be. If you do not have access to a computer lab, there is also a flipbook version of the quiz.