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Unit Plan
Cooking Matters

Exploring Food Together

For Teachers K - 6th
Teach children what cooking is and how to safely prepare their favorite foods. An innovative cooking resource is packed full of activities that allow young chefs to get their hands on some food and get creative. From guacamole to mini...
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State of Victoria

Making Healthy Choices, Making Healthy Food: PreK-3 Curriculum Support

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
From examining how much sugar is in foods and looking at fruit and vegetable varieties to making mini rainbow tarts, this unit provides youngsters with a fabulous overview of proper nutrition and eating habits.
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Unit Plan
State of Victoria

Making Healthy Choices, Making Healthy Food: 4-6 Curriculum Support

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How much water should we drink every day? How can food preparation be both healthy and satisfying? Check out this great 10-lesson unit which not only covers the body's need for water, but also includes lessons on tasting and storing...
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Captain Planet Foundation

Shape Shifters in the Math Garden

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Combines mathematical measurement with gardening skills. Third graders hunt for worms in the garden and try to find the longest one. They also measure and weigh vegetables that they harvest from the garden, measure rainfall amounts, and...
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Lesson Plan
Captain Planet Foundation

Sense of Place

For Teachers K
Explore the five senses with a kindergarten lesson plan on gardening. After taking a walk through the class garden, kids note what they see, hear, feel, taste, and smell, and then decide what is living in the garden versus what is not...
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Lesson Plan
Captain Planet Foundation

Fall into Healthy Shapes

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners identify geometric shapes by planting a fall garden. They start their seeds in containers that have different shapes, and keep track of their plants based on those shapes. This brilliantly designed and incredibly thorough...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Celery

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a wonderful series of lesson plans that use celery to faciliate all sorts of learning. By the end of the lessons, youngsters should know how celery is grown, how celery is used in homes and restaurants, and they will understand...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Souper Art

For Teachers K - 6th
Turn your young artists into great marketing specialists with this fun lesson plan! They will turn ordinary soup cans into exciting choices for dinner by recreating the can label. This is a fantastic project to connect art, advertising,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Vegetable Print Patterns

For Teachers 2nd
Create a unique print using vegetable stencils and tempera paints applied to grid like pattern formed from cut pieces of paper. Your students will choose either a warm or a cool color scheme.
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Activity
PBS

Reading Adventure Pack: Cooking

For Parents 1st - 2nd Standards
A Reading Adventure Pack focuses on cooking. Scholars participate in three hands-on activities after reading the fiction book Easy as Pie by Cari Best and the nonfiction book How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? by Chris Butterworth....
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Interactive
DocsTeach

Sequencing from Seeds to Harvest

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore the farm to table experience in a fast-paced lesson on gardening. The activity uses image sequencing to help young scholars understand the process of growing food from seed to harvest. Academics also participate in group...
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Purdue University

Garden Surprise

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
View vegetables a little differently. A hands-on instructional activity begins by examining different vegetables and identifying the part of the plant they come from. Learners then create exploding seed balls they take home to grow their...
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Lesson Plan
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

Salads

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lettuce talk for a moment about your culinary scholars; do they have what it takes to create a great salad? Show them the finer points of salad preparation with a career and technology lesson that combines direct instruction, creativity,...
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Lesson Plan
Agriculture in the Classroom

Making Half MyPlate Fruits and Vegetables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Establish healthy eating habits with a lesson plan focused around MyPlate's food recommendations and the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Through class discussion and worksheet completion, scholars discuss the best choices of...
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Activity
NASA

Ripening of Fruits and Vegetables

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How long do fresh foods last in space at the International Space Station? Which foods perish quicker than others? How can astronauts preserve their foods to make them last longer in space? Young scientists test the rates at which some...
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Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters: For Chefs and Kids

For Teachers K - 8th
Get your scholars cooking with a collection of activities that pairs the class to a community chef, promotes healthy snacking and drinking, and explores fruits and vegetables. Lower elementary learners create vegetable super heroes,...
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Maze

For Students 2nd - 4th
Scholars find their way through a maze filled with food items from each food group, including grains, dairy, fruit, vegetables, and protein. They know they have made it out when they see the MyPlate dinner plate. 
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Printables
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Coloring Sheet

For Students 2nd - 4th
Get creative coloring the MyPlate food group plate! Each food group—grains, dairy, protein, vegetables, and fruit—is labeled within their portioned section of a plate that sits next to a fork. 
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Word Blanks

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Create a silly cooking themed story using nouns, adjectives, verbs, and more! Pupils fill in the blanks using their knowledge of different types of fruit, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy, then read the story aloud to hear a whacky...
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 4th
Reinforce food group facts with a crossword puzzle that highlights healthy nutrition and cooking habits as presented by the MyPlate eating recommendations. 
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Word Search

For Students 2nd - 4th
Encourage healthy eating, cooking, and goal setting with a word search that showcases a variety of fruits and vegetables, and provides a four-step plan to eat more of them. 
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Cooking Matters

Breakfast Boost

For Students K - 8th
A healthy and balanced breakfast is essential to maintaining a day's worth of solid energy and mind-power. Encourage class members to eat a smart breakfast with a worksheet that provides interesting food facts, a questionnaire looking...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Uncovering Underground Veggies

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Add a word puzzle to your underground vegetable lesson plan. Learners unscramble vegetable names and discover a hidden message using corresponding numbers and letters.    
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Unit Plan
US Department of Agriculture

Serving Up My Plate

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Within three nutrition-themed, inquiry-based learning opportunities, pupils take notice of their eating habits; delve deep into the five food groups, gain experience in planning meals, participate in a taste test, and explore ads from...