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All About FoodLesson Planet
K - 5th
Check out this 11-part collection for elementary learners! Each lesson is full of hands-on activities, handouts, and in-depth studies of the science of food. Your class will study balanced meals, how food grows, plant parts, the interdependence of living things, and much more. Everything you need is right here!
What Makes TB the World's Most Infectious Killer?Lesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th
New ReviewTuberculosis is one of the most pervasive—and one of the oldest—diseases in the world. Why is it so hard to control the spread of this sickness? Watch an informative video about the white plague, also known as consumption, that discusses...
The Mysterious Science of PainLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th
The amount of pain one experiences is not directly connected to the amount of tissue damage. In fact, it is possible for pain to occur without any tissue damage at all! A video lesson digs into the science behind the phenomenon and asks...
How This Disease Changes the Shape of Your CellsLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Just what exactly is sickle cell disease? A short, animated video explains how the cell adaption works, how inheriting the sickle cell trait can be an advantage in malaria-prone areas, and how sickle cell disease can be deadly.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers EditionLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. A useful set of lesson plans encourage young readers to take a second look at their eating habits. Pre- and post-reading questions bring in reflective writing and discussion while extension...
Soul Food Junkies: PortionsLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Serve up a rate of percents. The Math at the Core resource investigates the percent of daily value of sodium and saturated fats in different foods. Pupils determine the number of serving sizes they eat of popular snack foods and...
Lactose Intolerance: Fact or FictionLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Around the world, about 2/3 of adult humans are lactose intolerant. Scholars work in small groups to discuss a few statements about lactose intolerance. Then, they watch a video on the topic and readdress each statement. Whole-class...
A Positive Response to a “Deferred Dream”Lesson Planet
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Langston Hughes' "Harlem" launches a study of how to respond positively when a personal dream is deferred. After a careful analysis of the poem, class members consider the various ways people can respond to difficult situations and how...
How to Stay Calm under PressureLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Practice doesn't always make perfect. Pupils watch a four-minute video to learn about the concept of choking during a performance. Next, they answer multiple-choice and open-ended questions about the content in the video. Scholars can...