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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
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.
8th - 12th Science 13 Views 11 Downloads
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
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.
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Drink, Drink That Milk!
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.
4th - 7th Language Arts 21 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Nutrition & You
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.
K - 3rd Health 31 Views 265 Downloads
Eating Our Way to a Healthy Body: Classifying Foods
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
1st - 3rd Health 23 Views 64 Downloads
Identify Base Words and Suffixes to Read Multisyllabic Words #1
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.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 78 Views 150 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students visit a Web site to play a game related to the food pyramid and sort foods using the categories of the food pyramid. They also create sets up to 10 and write numerals up to 10. This lesson makes a natural connection to the science of nutrition.
K - 2nd Health 10 Views 83 Downloads
â€œChinese Stretch to Catch up with Teenage Modelâ€ ESL Reading Comprehension Selection
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.
10th - 12th English Language Development 3 Views 15 Downloads
Health: The Skeleton with a Message
Young scholars 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 instructional activity also stresses the consequences of poor health with pictures of diseased organs.
K - 5th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Text Clues and Prior Knowledge
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.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 10 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sippin' on Smoothies
Why is calcium good for the body? Where is it stored? Young chefs discover the importance of calcium and review a list of foods that are rich in the material. They then make delicious smoothies high in calcium! Teaching kids how to make a healthy snack gives them the tools they need to stay healthy for life!
1st - 5th Health 7 Views 159 Downloads
Enrichment Guide for "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Take a Mouse to School"
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.
K - 3rd Language Arts 88 Views 72 Downloads
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.
3rd Science 8 Views 35 Downloads
Basic English Grammar: Using the Simple Present
Discuss the use of the present tense in a lower grade or ELD classroom. This resource focuses on the use of the present tense in simple sentences. With the simplicity of the examples, it could be used with young children or beginning ELLs.
2nd - 12th English Language Development 10 Views 66 Downloads
Identify Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices
Poll your scholars about their choices on food they eat, or don't eat, and on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Topic statements such as "I ate breakfast this morning" start a discussion on what are healthy choices and what are unhealthy choices.
6th - 10th Health 15 Views 62 Downloads
Modernizing a Traditional Irish Folktale
Students write their own folktales based on "Cathal O'Cruachan and the Cowherd." In discussions they examine the animal symbolism in the story, as well as the characters, events, problems, and solution. With partners, they select characters from the Irish folktale and place them in contemporary settings.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads