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Vitamins Teacher Resources
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The first five slides contain photographs of foods containing each of the major vitamins: A, B, C, D, and E. Then there is a slide explaining each of the three macro nutrients. The final slide is a low-quality graphic of the food pyramid. Except for this last slide, the presentation is valuable as an introduction to nutrition for your upper elementary or middle school health classes.
Sixth graders investigate the importance of milk in their daily diet. They explore what important vitamins and minerals the body needs to stay healthy and how to keep their bodies healthy. Students recognize healthy foods and which vitamins come from which foods. They measure, weigh, and record data correctly by measuring the rats growth each week. They describe how healthy eating relates to healthy growth.
Who knew there were so many fun educational opportunities featuring pasta? Scholars read a brief informational text about the history of pasta (note that "macaroni" is spelled two different ways, so address this if kids are reading independently). They discuss new vocabulary terms, some of which are defined within the lesson. Extend the objective using any of the cross-curricular activities, all of which require different types of uncooked pasta. Kids can use the pasta as math manipulatives, sort different types, create patterns or bar graphs, compare and contrast different types, and create artwork using food coloring. there are also some reading suggestions.
Young scholars 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.