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179 resources with the concept nutrients

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Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – Soil

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do great gardeners really have green thumbs—or just really great soil? Environmental scholars discover what makes Earth's soil and soil quality so important through research and experimentation. Learners also develop an understanding of...
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I Can't Breathe!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area of low oxygen that kills marine life, costs the United States $82 million every year. Young scientists research anoxic ocean environments then come up with a hypothesis for the cause of the Gulf of...
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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Study Jams! Roots and Stems

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Six slides come with information about roots and stems. In addition to the slide show, find a seven-question, multiple choice quiz and vocabulary guide. As a homework assignment, get your class to view the slides, take the quiz, print...
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Nutrient Cycling

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
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...
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2016 AP® Biology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A remarkably high number of scholars passed the AP Biology exam in 2016 with over 61 percent earning college credit. The College Board released the entire free-response section for future scholars to study. After answering the eight...
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Is Our Food Becoming Less Nutritious?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is today's food less nutritious? Veritasium explores the research and the reasons some scientists now consider food nutrient-deficient. The video also considers possible causes and whether the human population should be concerned.
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Can You Overdose on Vitamins?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn how a vitamin deficiency causes blindness and death, while an overdose of the same vitamin also leads to death. Veritasium travels the world to research the role of vitamins in our lives, the best advice for taking or...
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Solutions to Human Impacts

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
The phrase think globally, act locally inspires scholars to address pollution. After learning about invasive species, nutrient pollution, and dead zones, discussion questions help scholars link the concepts. They then apply knowledge of...
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In Search of Essential Nutrients (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Critical thinking skills and discussion lead to an understanding of which nutrients are essential for both humans and plants. The first installment of the five-part series explains why nutrients must be in a specific form in order to use...
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Fertilizers and the Environment (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The amount of land available for agriculture consists of only 1/32 of the surface of the earth. The final lesson plan in a five-part agriculture series encourages applying the previous lessons to a global perspective on organic farming....
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Plant Nutrient Deficiencies (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Plants suffer from both nutrient deficiency and nutrient toxicity when the soil isn't properly cared for. The fourth lesson in a five-part agriculture series has pupils investigate fertilizer and plant nutrition in organic farming. They...
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Plant-Soil Interactions (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To better comprehend organic farming scholars conduct experiments on how plant roots remove nutrients from the soil. Through multiple activities, discussion, and instruction they relate the plant's vascular system to the human...
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Properties of Soil (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The second in a five part Agriculture series covers the importance of soil properties in organic farming. Scholars observe a soil demonstration as well as complete hands-on experiments to better understand the effects of air space and...
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Cancer and Cell Fate in the Intestinal Epithelium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when intestinal epithelia receive the wrong directions during differentiation? Discover how tumors form in the intestinal lining using a narrated video. The resource shows both normal and cancerous growth using specially...
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Making Up Nutrient Agars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A resource rich in information—and nutrients. Learners create agars for the purpose of cell cultivation in Petri dishes. The lesson provides instructions on how to create agars for the cultivation of different microorganisms.
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Fortified for Health

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars discover the process of fortification with a lesson plan designed to boost personal health and wellness. To test the fortification process, small groups use a magnet to locate iron in bag of fortified cereal.  
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Crawly Composters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Get your hands dirty with an interactive lesson plan that showcases the process of decomposing and returning nutrients back into the soil. After building a compost pile, pupils regularly observe the ways worms help with changes to the...
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Matter Cycles — Sum It Up

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars become part of the cycle of matter with a reader's theater that showcases producers, consumers, decomposers, and the sun. A diagram and discussion concludes the learning experience and enhances comprehension. 
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How Your Digestive System Works

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder why it takes awhile to feel full when you eat a meal or snack? Follow food in its fantastic, 40-hour journey through your body with a video about the digestive system! Young anatomists explore the process of digestion,...
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Milk vs. Dark Chocolate: The Ultimate Showdown

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Which would you choose ... milk or dark chocolate? Your answer just may change after viewing a video lesson! The presentation considers characteristics such as health, texture, flavor, and cost. Each characteristic has a scientific...
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Why Are Avocados So Awesome?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it just coincidence that avocados and awesome both begin with the letter A? Introduce young nutritionists to a super food with some super powers using a video from the Reactions playlist. Scientists from the American Chemical Society...
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How Does Cooking Affect Nutrients in Veggies?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Microwave, steam, bake, or just eat them raw—what is the best way to preserve the nutrients in the vegetables we eat? The episode of the ACS Reactions series considers different cooking methods and their effects on the vitamins and...
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Turning Food Waste Into a Resource

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
One in every seven truckloads of perishable foods delivered to grocery stores gets thrown away. Is there anything that can be done with this waste? One solution is to recycle the old produce and turn it into fertilizer. The video, part...