Essential Nutrients Teacher Resources

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Nutrients In Our Foods

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use the Internet to learn of, and research, information on health and nutrition. They study the six essential nutrients and explore the Food Pyramid.
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Essential Nutrients - Daily Guides

For Teachers All
List the recommended dietary guidelines and explain their function and implementation. (The guidelines are listed below) National Standards 14.3.1 Aim for fitness Aim for a healthy weight Be physically active each day
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The Crucial Concentration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Which sports drink provides the best pick-me-up after the big game or grueling workout? It may not be the one you'd think! Food science is the focus in a surprising lab activity. Pupils use colorimetry to determine the amount of protein,...
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A Planting We Will Go

For Teachers K - 2nd
Even the youngest kids can make scientific comparisons using collected data. They read The Tiny Seed, then discuss the essential nutrients and elements needed for a seed to grow into a blooming plant. They plant seeds and track their...
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Essential Nutrients - Daily Guides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the food categories supporting the selection of foods providing the six basic nutrients that keep the body healthy.
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How to Grow a Sunflower Plant

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore botany by conducting a sunflower growth experiment. In this plant life lesson, students identify the anatomy of a sunflower plant and the essential nutrients it requires to grow. Students utilize compost, soil, garden...
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Digestion and Nutrition

For Students 5th - 8th
Debunk the theory that a soda-and-candy diet is a nutritionally sound concept! Learners first read 2 paragraphs of background information covering essential nutrients, digestion, and homeostasis. Then, they use the information they...
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Reading before Eating

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read food labels and obtain knowledge about how to choose healthy foods. In this reading before eating lesson plan, 4th graders touch on their prior knowledge of the six essential nutrients. Students examine how healthy or...
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Plant Life Cycles - Chapter #2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Call this just a template for a presentation on plant life, not life cycles as the title implies. Content does compare the lengths of different life cycles and describes required conditions for germination, but it also explores cellular...
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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How does what you eat compare to an NFL football player? The final video in a 10-part series explains the nutrition requirements at the extreme level of an NFL player. The instructor explains the key nutrients and their nutritional...
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Mission 4: Exploring Body Systems

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students 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...
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Building a Better Body

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the six essential nutrients. They read a handout, discuss the six nutrients, and construct a sandwich using ingredients that belong to the nutrient groups.
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Food Energy and Nutrients

For Students 10th - 11th
In this food energy and nutrients worksheet, students fill in the blank and complete a chart with information about food energy and essential nutrients needed for the body. Using the Nelson text, students complete a chart about...
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Health Effects of Selenium

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students define the term selenium. They investigate how selenium is an essential nutrient for humans and animals. Students discover that selenium can be harmful to humans and animals when eaten in amounts that are more higher than the...
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Health and Growth

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars recognize that living things need food and water.  In this health and growth lesson, students identify foods that are better for health and growth. Young scholars sing a song and complete a worksheet. Students understand...
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You Are What You Eat

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the essential nutrients for our bodies.  In this healthy choices lesson students complete several activities which includes research and a presentation. 
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Lunch Food? Mmmm! Mmmm! Good!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Examine how nutrition plays an important role in our lives by conducting online research and developing lunch menus that satisfy nutritional requirements set up by the United States Department of Agriculture. Students download recipes,...
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The Digestive System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Information about the human body doesn't have to be hard to digest! Provide learners with an overview of the digestive system, including each of the organs involved. It also covers the importance of nutrients, body mass index, the...
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AP: Chapter 41: Animal Nutrition

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Ms. Foglia has created another comprehensive biology worksheet that you can use with your advanced learners. The topic is animal nutrition and the digestive system. Questions address nutrients and deficiencies, stages of food processing,...
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One Gene Makes One Protein

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Very few universities still offer a master's degree in the ecology of grasses, but that was the degree that led George Wells Beadle to an interest in genetics and later a Nobel Prize. Scholars learn about the discoveries of Dr. Beadle...
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Animals

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Unifying themes in animal anatomy and physiology are displayed slide by slide.  The main concepts involve the differentiation in cells and tissues, and details are given about fuel management, metabolism, and some other essential processes.
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Why Buy Dirt?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore plant life by participating in a soil analysis activity. In this botany instructional activity, students identify the types of nutrients and minerals found in specific soils which can allow plants to grow their best....
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The Root Show

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate plant roots. In this plant lesson, students discover the function and structure of plant roots. Students plant a plant in a milk carton with a clear section cut out in order to observe the roots of the plant. 
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The good microbes

For Students 3rd - 5th
The question posed for the class to consider; What would decay and what would not? They read the short passage on decomposition and microbes, then mark the items that would decay after a two-week period. A scientific investigation idea...