Vitamins and Minerals Teacher Resources
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High schoolers determine the amount of vitamin C present in 3 samples of juice stored in various light conditions. In this vitamin lesson plan, students investigate the amount of vitamin C present in juice exposed to different quantities of light. High schoolers complete a titration using iodine and a known amount of vitamin C to find a conversion factor used to determine the unknown concentrations of vitamin C. Students answer 3 questions and conclude how to preserve the most vitamin C in juice.
Chemistry pupils titrate vitamin C with indophenol indicator. They determine the amount of vitamin C in a variety of fruit juices and conduct qualitative analysis. This is an outstanding instructional activity for high school chemists when studying acids and learning titration techniques. Seven activity sheets, extensive teacher's notes, and a grading rubric make this a treasure-trove resource.
When Something's Missing: Diagnosing Vitamin Deficiencies
The New York Times "Education" section posts an extensive lesson on vitamin and mineral deficiencies. It involves class discussion, examination of food packaging labels, and the reading of a blog post about Vitamin D. The highlight of the lesson is that small groups each research a different nutrient and create an informative poster. In addition, they write a narrative of a person who has a deficiency of the assigned vitamin or mineral. Afterward, individuals examine each poster and take notes, then they use the notes to diagnose the patients in the narratives.
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Read an interactive story narrated by two boisterous birds. Through their misconduct or funny business, they teach participants about vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K and what their roles are in the health of the human body.
Vitamin D and Me
Students create a graphic organizer showing the importance of Vitamin D intake. In this Vitamin D instructional activity, Students list problems with Vitamin D deficiency and create poster boards in small groups. Individually, students will create menus that support a healthy enriched Vitamin D diet.
Basic Vitamins: Water-Soluble and Fat-Soluble
An incredibly thorough lesson on vitamins, and how to keep one's body at peak health. Learners access a variety of excellent worksheets embedded in the plan that have them consider raw vs. cooked foods, a vegetable nutrition summary, exposing dietary myths, and more. An excellent plan!
Coming Soon: Sodas with Vitamins
Students react to a series of statements about sodas, then read a news article about the addition of vitamins to sodas to increase sales. In this nutrition and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Do Something About… Eating Healthy - Vital Vitamins
The two-day "Vital Vitamins" lesson from Do Something, Inc. is all about vitamins. Learners pair up to research a specific vitamin. There are two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble. They research and write an information card on their particular vitamin and then choose to create a sign, an informational video, or build a small website to present their information.
Students study vitamins and who should take them and what ones to take. For this investigative lesson students plan a healthy diet after reviewing the types of supplements.
Basic Vitamins: Water-Soluble and Fat-Soluble
Students examine vitamins and study their functions and food sources. They research what happens to vitamins when foods are overcooked. They prepare a microwaveable vegetable quiche.
Take Calcium and Vitamin D
Students explain the roles of calcium and vitamin D in our bodies. They determine the recommended intakes of calcium and vitamin D. Students then identify good sources of calcium and vitamin D. They plan a calcium and vitamin D rich diet plan.
Testing for Vitamin C in Different Drinks and Foods
Students examine the importance of vitamin c in their diets and the sources that it comes from. In this vitamin lesson students complete hands on activities, interpret data and make a bar graph.
Mission 2: Exploring Vitamins and Minerals
Learners explore the importance of vitamins and minerals to the body. For this nutrients lesson, students conduct an experiment to find out what happens to bones if they don't get enough calcium, solve vitamin mysteries, and complete a vitamin and mineral match.
Vitamin C and Protein Analysis
Students analyze various beverages to determine vitamin C content. Students research diseases resulting from vitamin C deficiencies and identify countries most affected.
Fruit and Vegetable, Vitamins and Minerals
Students discuss and identify vitamins and minerals, their functions in the body, how fruits and vegetables are a good food source, and deficiencies in the body that may occur due to a lack of them.
Vitamin, Mineral, and Fish Oil Supplements
Students explore supplements in their diet. They determine how to choose a supplement for their particular need. Students discuss the need for crystalline and vitamin B12 and where to find it. Students read a supplement label.
Calcium And Vitamin D Supplements
Pupils investigate the benefits of a nutritional supplement of taking calcium and vitamin d. They look at the specific benefits and the skills necessary for planning a healthy diet. Comparison shopping is practiced looking for the most reasonably priced foods.
In this vitamins worksheet, students read a 2 page article on vitamins, answer 3 statements with multiple choice answers, match 3 types of vitamins with how they help the human body and then answer 4 statements as true or false.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Students explore the benefits of a nutritional supplement. Through discussion and reviewing handouts, students determine their personal needs for a vitamin. Given the Food Guide Pyramid, students study the importance of proper nutrition and eating a variety of foods.
Scurvy at Sea: Researching and Writing About Vitamin C Deficiency
Students gather information about vitamin C deficiency, and research how scurvy was prevented in sea-going ventures during The Age of Sail. They create a "Scurvy Log" that will allow them to connect what they have learned about scurvy and its effects on the body (as vitamin C deficiency), and how ship provisioners, captains, and crew could work to prevent scurvy at sea.