New! Essential Nutrient Worksheet
9th - 12th
In this nutrients worksheet, high schoolers identify the functions and sources of 7 essential nutrients and answer 17 questions about the digestive system, a balanced diet, proteins, organic molecules and vitamins.
Nutrients in Lake Water: Too Much of a Good Thing?!
Young scholars investigate nutrient concentrations in lake water. In this biological communities lesson, students experiment with nitrogen and phosphorus cycles using real life situations. Young scholars discuss watersheds, runoff, and both natural and non-natural sources.
Mission 4: Exploring Body Systems
Young scholars discover how nutrition impacts major body systems. In this nutrition lesson, students brainstorm how they think the digestive system works and discuss how essential nutrients impact major body systems. They work in groups to research different body systems, and each group creates a poster and slogan to promote healthy eating.
Immune, Lymphatic System
A fantastic slideshow that has images, details, definitions and trivia to accompany each structure and response involved with the immune system. The slides are very useful for all levels of the immune response. A complete sets of notes could be generated by your students from this PowerPoint. information is separated concerning cells and specialized roles. There are also a couple of slides about the HIV virus and AIDS.
AP environmental science or college-level ecology classes will glean a tremendous amount of information on nutrient cycles from this detailed PowerPoint. It covers nutrient requirements, biogeochemcial cycles, decomposition rates, and plant adaptations when nutrient conditions are low. There are diagrams and flow charts to help explain the concepts. The 53 slides of information will require a few class sessions to dispatch.
Testing for Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates
Students perform tests for the presence of certain macromolecules. In this health and biology lesson, students rotate in groups to three lab stations and perform tests for proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates found in familiar foods.
Food and the Digestive System
Students investigate the digestive system. In this human biology lesson, students read an article about the digestive system and go onto a suggested website to review what they have learned. Students are asked questions as an assessment.
Students study carbohydrates and what they do for your body. For this health lesson students examine the different types of fiber, sugar substitutes and popular diets.
Nutrients by the Numbers
Students read and discuss an article on the amount of sugar in various food products. They compare the nutritional values of food products, calculate their daily intake of nutrients, analyze serving sizes, and compare/contrast their own diets to the daily recommended percentages.
The Circulatory System (Grades 6-8)
Students explore the interrelationship of structure and function in the circulatory system. They name the parts of the circulatory system and telling what each part does. They draw a picture of the heart and describe the pathway of blood through it.
Diet Evaluation Project
Students record two consecutive days of food intake. They identify which nutrients are below 70%. They compare diet composition between protein, fats, and carbohydrates. They evaluate fat in the diet to fall below the American Cancer Society recommendation of less than 30%.
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