Unit Plan

Food For Thought

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Science can be quite tasty. A delectable unit from NASA shows learners why it's important to consider food, nutrition, and health in space. Four lessons explore the idea in great depth, including testing cookie recipes. Along the way, they learn about a variety of math and science concepts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with the math, health, science, technology, and family and consumer sciences departments to conduct a cross-curricular unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Activities require a variety of materials, including robotics kits
  • Each lesson has different prerequisite abilities; peruse the resource to make sure learners have the required skills
  • Be cognizant of any allergies when using food items in the classroom
  • Includes an optional extension activity
  • Provides suggestions for assessment and tips for instructors
  • Gives printable student handouts
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