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What do papayas, peanuts, pineapples, and potatoes have in common? Why, they are foods explorers brought back to the Old World. Young researchers use the Internet to investigate how New World explorers helped change the Old World's diet. A list of New World and Old World foods are included in the resource.
Learners discover new English vocabulary words for food items. For this ELL lesson, students look at grocery store ads and menus to find new vocabulary words for food. They work with the teacher to create a story about a situation in which a mother makes breakfast foods.
Students explore healthy eating by defining food vocabulary terms. In this food purchasing lesson, students utilize word/picture cards to participate in a food identification activity among their classmates. Students read a list of food vocabulary definitions and complete a worksheet based on their meanings.
Explore water transport in plant stems using this fun experiment! Your scientists will start by reading Stems by Vijaya Bodach. Then, activate prior knowledge about plant stem functions and water transportation. Demonstrate this concept through an experiment with food coloring. Submerge various items (some are listed) in jars with colored water. Make predictions, observe what happened the next day, and analyze the data!
What can young scientists discover from dissecting an owl pellet? Explore the owl food chain, beginning with an introduction to these predatory birds. Suggested strategies here include creating a podcast and purchasing a poster, however this could easily be simplified to reading an informational picture book (consider Sally Tagholm's book Barn Owl). Small groups dissect owl pellets and reconstruct the bones to determine what type of animal the owl ate. Check out the online link as either a demonstration or virtual alternative to this activity. Next, they gather information to create a class book of owl facts and illustrations which each group presents. Consider assigned topics for research to focus groups.
Students practice ordering food in a new language. In this food vocabulary lesson, students utilize the information from their previous lesson to create entire conversations about going to get food, as opposed to just the vocabulary terms. Students create an entire skit simulating a food conversation, to be evaluated by fellow students.
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!