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Second graders explore weather. In this weather lesson, 2nd graders read Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and participate in four supplemental science activities. Students participate in Internet research, create weather maps, illustrate pictures, and design a food pyramid.
Young scholars explore the food pyramid. In this healthy eating lesson, students participate in a variety of center activities where they explore the food pyramid and the importance of making healthy food choices. Young scholars also have the opportunity to keep a record of what they eat.
Students read two articles about the food pyramid. In this health lesson, students answer five questions about the reading. Three of the questions are content related, students compare the old and new food pyramids. The final two questions are about the writing style and purpose of the article.
Sixth graders determine how to care for their bodies. In this healthy eating lesson plan, 6th graders determine their body mass index and their ideal weight. Students define obesity and research the diseases and disabilities associated with obesity. Students discuss healthy eating habits and review the food pyramid.
Students evaluate human health by completing an interactive activity on the Internet. In this food choice lesson, students identify a list of foods which can make you unhealthy and sick compared to a list of nutritional ingredients. Students discuss physical activities they can perform to achieve great health and complete an Internet game regarding the food pyramid.
Sixth graders visit websites to explore health topics. In this health issues lesson, 6th graders visit the given websites to explore tobacco related diseases, study obesity and sedentary lifestyles, review the food pyramid, and determine their body mass index. Students design an exercise schedule and type a paper about tobacco diseases, active versus sedentary activities, and healthy foods versus junk foods.
Students explore the nutritional value of the potato, its role in the food pyramid, and how it can be a part of a balanced diet. In this potato nutrition lesson, students read about the nutritional value of potatoes. Students work in groups and present potato facts to the class. Students complete a matching activity for the topic.
Students investigate healthy lifestyles by examining the food pyramid and performing physical activities. In this personal health lesson, students discuss their own diets and how it compares to the food pyramid. Students participate in a relay race with their classmates in order to demonstrate good exercising habits.