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Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Learners develop an understanding of the role water has in the body and the importance of getting enough water each day. Through the lesson, students recognize the risks and signs of dehydration. Also, they identify foods with high water content and practical ways to add water to their daily routines.
Learners explore the characteristics of water. In this water exploration instructional activity, students participate in various learning centers to inquire how water drains and how to increase the flow of water. Learners use estimation and measurement in each of these stations.
Second graders learn about the human body. For this biology lesson plan, 2nd graders will begin with the basics of understanding charts and graphs and progress into units that cover the body systems, and mental and emotional health. Students will learn how their daily choices effect their bodies.
Eighth graders explore water pollution. In this stewardship lesson, 8th graders draw comparisons between potable and impaired waters. Students use the Learning Link website to examine ways people are fighting pollution and then design an action hero to end water pollution.
Fifth graders take a close look at the food and drinks they consume on a daily basis. They work in small groups to create a "new food product," and keep track of their own food and drink selections on a chart that's embedded in the plan. The goal of this instructional activity is to increase students' awareness of the importance of a healthy diet.
Young hydrologists observe a waterwheel which helps them investigate the transformations of energy that occur when the blades of a hydro-turbine are turning. They work together in pairs and pretend to be engineers who are building a new and more efficient waterwheel. This fantastic lesson plan employs teaching strategies that bring in real-life scenarios which should stimulate and motivate your students. Some terrific extension activities are presented as well.
Students study Nutrition Facts labels. In this life science lesson plan, students explore Nutrition Facts labels, then determine and analyze the nutrients found in a variety of foods. Additionally students construct bug boxes used to collect bugs found in gardens. This lesson plan also includes an educational game, excellent practice worksheet, and take home family activity.
Students calculate the calories in a Brazil nut and the calories needed for daily intake. In this calories lesson plan, students use calorimetry to measure the change in water temperature heated by the burning of a Brazil nut. They also determine the calories needed in a day based on daily activity and basal metabolic rate.
Sixth graders learn about the colon and what it does. In this lesson about digestion and the colon, 6th graders analyze what this organ's job is. Students complete four activities where they explore the importance of fiber, the makeup of the colon, the parts of the colon and the role the colon plays in digestion. Students will have a better understanding of the digestive process at the end of this lesson.
Students complete a unit with cross-curricular activities to learn about a healthy body and maintaining their health. In this health instructional activity, students complete 8 lessons to learn about good health, a healthy diet, healthy foods, healthy habits, sanitary health, exercise, and the health professions.