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Core Knowledge Foundation

The Human Body Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
A read-aloud anthology showcases various stories about the human body. Scholars participate in lessons that introduce a reading, listen to and discuss the reading, then complete in-class and at-home practice.
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Activity
US Apple Association

Apples: A Class Act! (Grades 4–6)

For Students 4th - 6th
Middle schoolers have a bushel of fun as they engage in activities and research core facts about apples. Packed with suggestions for in-class activities and out-of-class research, the colorful 6-page packet is sure to satisfy hungry...
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Lesson Plan
Mascil Project

Molecular Gastronomy - Science in the Kitchen

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some say cooking is an art—and a science! Scholars scope out the savory subject of molecular gastronomy with a series of related activities. The teacher's guide contains printable worksheets and helpful tips for implementing the...
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Handout
food.uk.gov

Kitchen Check

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Storing the food in the fridge, keeping the kitchen clean, and preparing food correctly are the focus topics of this food safety resource. It includes well-designed handouts with top tips to remember, coloring worksheets, and answer keys.
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Lesson Plan
Washington State Department of Health

Let's Cook!

For Teachers K - 7th
Recipes, tasting activities, images of fruits and veggies, fun food facts... you name it, this resource has it! Your class will be cooking up wonderful dishes in no time with these materials. Included here are recipes, handouts,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Build a Burger

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Here is an outstanding lesson on food groups, nutrition, and diet. In it, learners focus on hamburgers! They take a close look at the products that go into making a hamburger, conduct taste tests on samples, discuss the nutritional value...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Pesticide Watch Card

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Learners examine human health by identifying dangerous pesticides. For this agriculture lesson, students research the food production system in the United States and discuss dangers such as pesticides, chemicals and insecticides which...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Plant Part Exploration: Stems

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore water transport in plant stems using this fun experiment! Your scientists will start by reading Stems by Vijaya Bodach. Then, activate prior knowledge about plant stem functions and water transportation. Demonstrate this concept...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Consuming Healthy Snacks

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Safe Food

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There is so much information in this lesson plan. A very comprehensive unit plan about food safety can be broken up into smaller pieces so as not to overwhelm the class with so much information at once. Some of the topics include...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Bats: Need Nectar, Will Travel

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Beginning wildlife biologists become adult bats, baby bats, snakes, owls, bobcats, or land-clearing developers in a grand role-playing activity. In a large open space, they play a game in which they move to designated areas based on what...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Inglés Básico: Food Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Beginning English language learners study food vocabulary and common phrases used in restaurants. Each vocabulary word is linked to an audio clip, and there are several ways to learn and reinforce vocabulary terms. From audio clips to...
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Lesson Plan
eGFI

Lesson: Guilt-Free Chocolate

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Experiment with chocolate coating on cookies! What a delightful way to learn about food processing and chemical engineering. Throughout this activity, groups collect measurements and make calculations. They conclude by writing...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

What Am I Missing?

For Teachers K - 8th
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Flavors Of The World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars engage in a simulation/role play. They analyze information about flavors and ingredients that create a unique flavor of a culture. They make recommendations to the executive chef on menu items appropriate for international...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Child Nutrition Unit

For Teachers 7th - 10th
How much fun can you have teaching adolescents about nutrition? Try taking them to work with preschoolers for an hour! This 4-day mini-unit about the importance of nutrition early in life culminates with a field trip. It was written for...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Nutrition Matters

For Teachers 5th
Investigate nutrition and the food pyramid. Fifth graders will use computer software to write a paragraph about nutrition. They will then diagram the food pyramid and gather and organize a collection of healthy recipes.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Summer Science Recipes: Experiments on the Grill and in the Kitchen

For Teachers Higher Ed
Generate ideas about the most scientifically sound ways to prepare foods safely and efficiently during the summer season. Learners will use the GED Connection Science Workbook, so they can practice the skills needed to prepare for the...
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Assessment
Nemours KidsHealth

Healthy Snacking: Quiz (Grades 9-12)

For Students 9th - 12th
Test your learners' healthy snacking know-how with this quiz. This quiz is made up of 10 questions about how to choose a healthy snack. Topics include food labels, carbohydrates, healthy snack choices, and high-fat foods. Use this quiz...
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Worksheet
Nemours KidsHealth

School Lunch: With Great Lunch Comes Great Responsibility

For Students 9th - 12th
In this nutrition worksheet, students create a comic strip about meals, nutrition, food groups, and the messages celebrities send about weight and nutrition. Students sum up their message with one sentence after drawing their comic strip.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Open Inquiry Using C. elegans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ever wondered what motivates a roundworm? Introduce your biology class to C. elegans, a non-parasitic model organism that can help them understand behavioral stimuli. Paired pupils design an experiment to test the worm's reaction to...
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

Taking a Bite! Exploring Cultural Identity Through Food

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
High schoolers are asked to consider the connections between food, culture, and identity. They read articles and share what they learned in a jigsaw activity, read a short story, and make a claim about the story's theme, backing up their...
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Activity
Curated OER

Sioux Chef Sean Sherman: A Rebirth of Native American Cuisine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Many families have special dishes they serve during holiday celebrations and get-togethers. Many of these recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and often come with stories. Introduce your middle schoolers to the...
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Activity
Curated OER

What Exactly Is Food Sovereignty?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Something is happening here, and what it is is becoming increasingly clear. Middle schoolers investigate the connections between processed foods and health issues and the movement back, especially by Native Americans, to other food choices.