Vitamins and Minerals Teacher Resources
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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.
Students study vitamins and who should take them and what ones to take. In this investigative lesson students plan a healthy diet after reviewing the types of supplements.
The New York Times "Education" section posts an extensive instructional activity 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 instructional activity 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.
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 lesson 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Students analyze various beverages to determine vitamin C content. Students research diseases resulting from vitamin C deficiencies and identify countries most affected.
Students explore the importance of vitamins and minerals to the body. In 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.
Students create a graphic organizer showing the importance of Vitamin D intake. In this Vitamin D lesson plan, 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.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
The two-day "Vital Vitamins" lesson plan 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.
In this vitamins and minerals worksheet, students review how these are measured and determine what minerals the body needs. Students determine how different vitamins help the body to function properly. This worksheet has 22 short answer questions and 18 fill in the blank questions.
Young scholars explain the function of vitamins in their body. In this health lesson, students identify the six types of vitamins. They create a chart comparing two of them.
Students measure and compare the amount of vitamin C in orange juice samples. They discover the effects of different factors on the concentration of vitamin C. They participate in an experiment to test the orange juice.
Students research a variety of vitamins and create a PSA type announcement for Voicethread. For this vitamin research lesson, students research their assigned vitamin or mineral. Students explore the PSA website to create an effective PSA about the topic. Students post the PSA on Voicethread.