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For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students discuss the five food groups and the seven basic nutrients. They decorate Food We Eat booklet pages with pictures of foods found on background, rubber stamp and animation tools in KidPix. (Booklet has a page for each food group.)
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Giving Thanks for Food and Farms

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener and Food from Farms by Nancy Dickmann display the importance of community farms. After reading these short picture books, class members draw connections between farms and the food we eat each day. As a...
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Earth: The Food We Eat, The Seeds We Sow

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the importance of seed diversity for cultural and ecological stability/health. They discover what an heirloom seed is and why they are important to conserve.
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The Foods we Eat (Los Alimentos)

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders sing a song and create flashcards showing their favorite foods.  In this Spanish "What do you like? lesson, 6th graders display Spanish foods using a document camera and graph their favorites.
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How The Food You Eat Affects Your Gut

For Students 3rd - 12th
Some foods we eat are not meant to be broken down by our digestive systems, but instead by our gut. But how can we control what our gut breaks down? The answer is simple: our diet.
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Where Your Food Comes From

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
In this age of globalization, the foods we eat often come from countries scattered all around the world. This research-based lesson asks young scholars to pick two of their favorite food items and investigate the origins of their...
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Bio Build-up

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Trace pollutants through the environment in the seventh lesson of this series on the science of food. Looking at a picture of the plants and animals in an aquatic ecosystem, learners use dot stickers to represent harmful chemicals as...
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Speedy Cat

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Enzymes have a need for speed! What happens when they are forced to slow down? A well-rounded lesson plan from the K20 series examines enzyme activity through role playing and a lab. Biology scholars work in teams and pairs to understand...
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Why Do We Pass Gas?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Flatulence is a fact of life. But what exactly is happening in our bodies that produces this excess gas? Find out with this entertaining, yet educational, video that explores the different types of bacteria that aid digestion and the...
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Why Is Poop Brown And Pee Yellow?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We all do it ... why not have a better understanding of the process? Life science scholars discover how the colorful foods we eat are either brown or yellow when our bodies have finished with them. The narrator leads the tour through the...
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Let’s Look Around!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of an English language development unit comprised of lessons highlighting verb endings, naming and action parts of sentences, consonant clusters, and contractions; all equipped with grand discussions,...
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The Foods We Eat: Towards a Balanced Diet

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students list at least 10 different food items grown/produced in their community, identify what each food item contains and make a list of different food items which constitute a balanced diet. They bring in food samples and write food...
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Thank You For the Food We Eat

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore where our food comes from. In this science lesson, students discuss how much of our food comes from animals. Young scholars construct a mobile.
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Activity Plan 3-4: Scrumptious Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover together that shapes are everywhere - even in the food we eat. In this early childhood math and art lesson, students read about shapes, identify foods that match geometric shapes, and create a class book.
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Where Does Food Come From?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars recognize that food we eat comes from farms.  In this where does food come from lesson, students discuss planting crops and how they grow.  Young scholars plant seeds for edible crops and eat them when are ripe. Students...
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Digestive System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students analyze how the digestive system works by taking the food we eat and breaking it down for our bodies to use for various reasons. They list the major components of the digestive system and draw a diagram. They explain how...
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Inside Out: An Up-Close Look At Foods We Eat

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify the origins of meats and vegetables consumed by humans on a daily basis. They classify foods (meats, dairy products, grains...) and create a food pyramid.
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Gifts from the Sea

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover the oceanic food chain.  In this healthy eating lesson, student investigate the fish we eat and the food the fish eat.  Students discover what ocean animals eat seaweed and what everyday foods we eat that also contain...
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On The Farm

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students study a dairy farm and also the crops that grow on farms. They research how we depend on farms to get the food we eat. They transform their findings and describe one the farms or make up their own. They turn the information...
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The Food We Eat

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students plan a menu for one day after they study the food pyramid and learn about their daily food requirements. They are given an updated food pyramid with a summary fo dietary recommendations that replaces the old standard "four food...
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For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students illustrate the major parts of a plant, classify some plant foods we eat as roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. They also name some animals that use seeds, leaves, and fruit for food.
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Oh That Gross Digestive System!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners get an understanding of the main components of the digestive system and how the system takes the food we eat and converts it into energy.
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Digestion and Nutrition

For Students 7th - 8th
In this homeostasis worksheet, students will read about how the food we eat helps our body to maintain homeostasis. Students will complete 1 short answer question and 3 true or false questions.
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Feed Your Cells

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and research the human digestive system and what happens to the food we eat. They read the article, The Passage of Food, participate in an experiment with crackers, and write a paragraph summarizing the function of the...

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