Food Teacher Resources
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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 5 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 31 Views 52 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 21 Views 31 Downloads
THE FOODS WE EAT
Young scholars discuss the five food groups and the seven basic nutrients. They decorate Food We Eat booklet pages with pictures of foods found on background, rubber stamp and animation tools in KidPix. (Booklet has a page for each food group.)
1st - 4th Science 5 Views 30 Downloads
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 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 13 Views 47 Downloads
Mmmm, Mmmm ... and Good
Young scholars consider their own diets and examine an op-ed article about organically produced foods. They research alternatives to various foods for the creation of a supermarket and reflect on their own diets after keeping a food journal.
6th - 12th Health 12 Views 77 Downloads
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 17 Views 56 Downloads
You Are What You Eat (Grades 5-8)
Students 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 31 Views 125 Downloads
Organic Mechanic Part I
On day one of the "Organic Mechanic Part I" lesson, 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
What Are Grains?
This activity is like having a show-and-tell. Bring in lots of items, or packaging, from the grain group. Bread, rice, cracker, cereal, oats, you get the idea. Perhaps first start by checking in and asking what the class knows about grains, naming some grains, or naming items that are made from grains.
K - 3rd Health 3 Views 0 Downloads
Grains and Food
Gather up a variety of foods made from grains. Cereal, oats, pasta, rice, breads, cookies, crackers, to name a few. Put them in plastic containers or plastic bags. Then do a show-and-tell type demonstration and present all the types of grains and grain products that were brought in.
1st Health 3 Views 2 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
New Review The Origins of Civilization and Agriculture: Integrating the Study of Food
What role has food played in the rise and changing nature of civilizations? Here you'll find a fantastic set of lessons and materials on such topics as where food is grown in the United States, the food of ancient peoples, sustainability, and the connection between food and the world economy.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 5.3: Hobbies and Activities, Food and Drink
Combine your class's hobbies with food and drink in a vocabulary worksheet. After filling out a timetable and deciding which activities occur in school and after school, kids use a word bank to complete sentences about various types of food.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Are Calories?
What are calories, and how do calorie needs differ from person to person? Here is a worksheet that briefly explains how calories measure the energy supplied by food, as well as suggests the amount of food an individual should eat per day.
6th - 10th Health 16 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Do Plants Need Light?
Turn your classroom into a greenhouse with a instructional activity on plant growth. First, investigate the different parts of seeds, identifying the seed coat, cotyledon, and embryo. Then plant the seeds and watch them grow!
K - 4th Science 86 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable