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916 resources with the concept food

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School Lunch: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Two lessons encourage scholars to make smart food choices. Lesson one challenges participants to create a five-day meal plan. In lesson two, learners pack an imaginary lunch, drawing pictures on a printable lunch bag divided into food...
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Breakfast: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Two lessons promote starting the day with a balanced breakfast. Lesson one challenges scholars to create their own cereal after examining their current favorite cereal, including its nutrition facts. In lesson two, learners set their...
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Food Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Food poisoning, salmonellosis, E. Coli, shigellosis, tapeworms—all these words can strike fear into eaters. Alas, the five-second rule is not necessarily true! Two activities teach teens safety rules for food purchasing, preparation,...
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Powering a Device Using Food

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Eat up a resource on using food to power electrical devices. Future engineers first experiment with different fruits and vegetables to determine the amount of electrical energy they provide. Based on the data, they design and create an...
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Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Follow the path to the sea floor. Pupils play an online interactive board game to reach the bottom of the sea. Participants must match descriptions of creatures to a property of water dealing with oxygen, food, light, or density to move...
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What's Your Habitat?

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
How do human habitats compare to animal habitats? Individuals begin their nature discovery by drawing their own habitats that extend beyond their houses. Pupils ensure their drawings include the four habitat elements of food, water,...
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The Food Pyramid: What Should I Eat?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A balanced diet is a smart diet! Help scholars make balanced food choices with a lesson that encourages looking at the nutritional information. Following a KWL chart, a presentation looks closely at the food pyramid and the types of food...
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Butterfly Gardening

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Build a place for butterflies to call home. After identifying the needs of butterflies in terms of water, food, shelter, and reproduction, learners create a scale model of their ideal butterfly garden. Once the model is complete, they...
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What a Waste of Food!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Follow the life of an apple from harvest to the consumer. A three-part lesson describes the different steps to get an apple from the farmer to your kitchen and the approximate waste that happens at each step. They discuss the process and...
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Garden Surprise

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
View vegetables a little differently. A hands-on lesson 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 own. The lesson...
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Thanksgiving Challenge

For Students 3rd - 6th
Set the Thanksgiving Day holiday table with a learning game that challenges participants to think critically about family members' likes and dislikes. Players scroll over a character to reveal what the requirements are for their seating...
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Milk—How Sweet Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered why some people are lactose intolerant? Participants test simulated patients in a hands-on lab activity to find out! They learn about lactose intolerance by performing an experiment, analyzing data, and drawing...
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The Surprising Reason We Eat Spicy Food

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a connection between climate and how people cook? Interestingly enough, cultures that live closer to the equator cook with many more spices than those farther away. Learn the scientific explanation to this phenomenon in an...
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The Lowdown — Rot and Rubbish: The Rancid Truth about How Much Food We Waste

For Students 6th Standards
Compare waste a percent at a time. The resource contains an infographic on food waste. Using images, the informative activity describes the amount and types of food waste that occur. Pupils compare the percentage of waste from their...
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Food, the Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As the world population increases, demands on the carbon cycle also increase. A well-designed lesson plan first explores the greenhouse effect and its impact on global warming. Further sections have pupils study the effect of greenhouse...
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Fermi Weight

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Wait, there is an estimate for how much that weighs. The resource contains three questions about weight. Using dimensional analysis and benchmarks, pupils determine a reasonable weight for trash, food, and a grain of salt.
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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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Think Before You Eat

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Small changes in individual diets add up quickly, which is the theme of the ninth lesson in the 13-part Our Hungry Planet unit. Viewers watch a video to learn basic facts before reading a handout and discussing their own choices.
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Sustainable Food Solutions: Weighing the Pros and Cons

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
A growing demand for sustainable food systems comes from schools and even some cities. So what are some solutions? Scholars consider four different ways to approach sustainable food solutions and list the pros and cons of each. The fifth...
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Food for Thought: Defining a Problem to Find a Solution

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Scholars approach a problem trying to plan a meal for a class party. They learn about the restrictions and must decide what information they need to plan the meal. The first instructional activity in a 13-part unit on Our Hungry Planet...
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Bugs for Breakfast

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
More people in the world eat bugs as a source of protein than the number of people who don't eat bugs. Viewers consider bugs as a food source to solve multiple issues. Our Hungry Planet introduces bug-based food as a possible solution to...
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Our Hungry Planet: Design Thinking Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Scholars investigate an issue associated with food systems and design their own solutions. Working collaboratively, they follow each step in the design process to complete the 10th lesson of the 13-part Our Hungry Planet series.
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Reducing Food Waste

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
The average American creates more than 240 pounds of food waste every year. Are there ways to reduce that number? The eighth lesson in the 13-part series covering Our Hungry Planet introduces multiple ideas for reducing food waste. It...
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Rapid Brainstorming: How Can We Improve Our Global Food System?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
In 2018, the average fast food burger cost $2.64 while a salad averaged $4.14. Does the price difference matter to public health? Scholars consider that question and others in a brainstorming session about improving our global food...