Food for Thought
Students explore various nutritional components found in foods to analyze their sources and effects on the human body. Each student researches a different nutritional component and then creates an informative poster incorporating the research.
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Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Food for Thought: Climate Change and Trophic Cascades
Learners examines the arctic food web with a short video about polar bears and an article about bears and warming temperatures. They design an arctic food web and discuss the trophic cascade that could come from climate change.
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
"Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back” Language Arts Lesson Plan
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand...
7th - 12th Health CCSS: Designed