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The Food We Eat: Where Did It Come From?
Students study the origins of the foods that we eat. They examine how food was domesticated long before it was available for mass consumption. They research the origin of a number of food products and complete a chart before discussing the interconnections of the foods we eat throughout the global community.
9th - 12th Health 4 Views 13 Downloads
Students analyze how the digestive system works by taking the food we eat and breaking it down for our bodies to use for various reasons. They list the major components of the digestive system and draw a diagram. They explain how astronauts have challenges when it comes to eating in space.
3rd - 5th Science 18 Views 30 Downloads
The Foods We Eat: Towards a Balanced Diet
Students list at least 10 different food items grown/produced in their community, identify what each food item contains and make a list of different food items which constitute a balanced diet. They bring in food samples and write food poems.
7th - 9th Health 7 Views 8 Downloads
The Food We Eat
Students plan a menu for one day after they study the food pyramid and learn about their daily food requirements. They are given an updated food pyramid with a summary fo dietary recommendations that replaces the old standard "four food groups" chart.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Giving Thanks for Food and Farms
Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener and Food from Farms by Nancy Dickmann display the importance of community farms. After reading these short picture books, class members draw connections between farms and the food we eat each day.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Where Does Food Come From?
Students recognize that food we eat comes from farms. In this where does food come from lesson, students discuss planting crops and how they grow. Students plant seeds for edible crops and eat them when are ripe. Students sing a song about crops.
K - 2nd Science 13 Views 54 Downloads
You Are What You Eat (Grades 5-8)
Young scholars gain an enhanced understanding of the relationship between proper nutrition and good health. Through use of video, hands-on activities and interaction, students measure energy in food, and recognize sources of vitamins and minerals.
5th - 8th Health 18 Views 114 Downloads
Bee Smart Bee Happy
Here is a wonderfully designed lesson on bees and pollination designed for early elementary learners. After a class discussion on bees, pupils pretend to be a bee by picking up nectar off of "flowers" in the class. The flowers are actually pieces of colored chalk, and the kids have cotton balls that act as collectors.
K - 2nd Language Arts 28 Views 51 Downloads
The Science and Technology of Food
High schoolers examine the guidelines the United States Department of Agriculture places on food. In groups, they create a list of the foods they consume and discuss the political and environmental implications of purchasing the food. They use the internet to research the food situation around the world and how food is stored and transported.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 52 Downloads
Students read The Hungry Caterpillar to examine healthy eating habits. In this food and nutrition lesson, students role play the various responsibilities during family mealtime. They will discuss the struggles of healthy eating, and the planning and preparing of meals as a family.
8th - Higher Ed Health 10 Views 45 Downloads
Activity Plan 3-4: Scrumptious Shapes
Students discover together that shapes are everywhere - even in the food we eat. In this early childhood math and art lesson, students read about shapes, identify foods that match geometric shapes, and create a class book.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
Where Did Our Food Originate?
Students examine the origin of the foods they eat. Using fast food as a part of the activity, they list the items that go into making these foods. They identify the geographical area of origin for these products as well. They also explore how certain foods made their way to the United States.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 28 Downloads
Organic Mechanic Part I
On day one of the "Organic Mechanic Part I" instructional activity, learners try to remove the waxy coating of an apple and consider pesticides that may be represented by this addition to our food. On day two, they research pesticides online and participate in a think-pair-share activity.
7th - 12th Health 5 Views 9 Downloads
ESL Holiday Lessons: Plant Appreciation Day
In this language skills learning exercise, students read an article about Plant Appreciation Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
7th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 54 Downloads