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The Human Organism

For Teachers 3rd
In this digestion and nutrition lesson, 3rd graders test foods to find their vitamin content. Students test for starch and fats then compare their findings on charts and oral reports. The lesson concludes with a teacher directed class...
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Growing Fruit: Fruit Poster

For Students 4th - 6th
In this identifying fruits worksheet, learners cut and paste pictures of fruits on a poster board, identify the type of each one as simple, aggregate, or multiple, and add pictures of foods made from each of them. Students complete 30...
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Sticks and Stones

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Learners explore bullying.  In this character development lesson plan, students discuss verbal and nonverbal bullying. Using the "sticks and stones" adage, learners write a sentence describing a hurtful act on a gray piece of paper,...
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Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Privacy

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine articles to find out about the relationship between sanitation and disease.  In this personal hygiene and home economics lesson, students diagram areas for personal hygiene in their homes, read articles about health and...
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Munching on Mixtures

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders view the food Power Tower and discuss the food groups.  In this food instructional activity, 3rd graders cut out favorite foods from magazines.  Students read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and record the foods they...
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Shorts in January? Is Climate Change Good for Us?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students investigate the differences between weather in the past and in today's world.  In this climate change lesson, students review what they currently know about global warming, then discuss ways climate change might make life better...
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The Human Brain

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners identify parts of the human brain. In this biology lesson, students watch a video about the human brain. Learners use different colors of clay to construct and label the three parts of the brain.
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From Mashed to Riches

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discuss the uses of a potato. In this food group instructional activity, students identify the five food groups and which one the potato belongs to. They create potato printing, compare different kinds of potatoes, grow a potato...
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Body Systems

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this body systems lesson, students work in small groups conduct research to become an 'expert' on one of the 7 body systems. Students present their findings to the class via power point, poster, or song.
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Candy Database

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make a database of their Halloween candy and decide which types are the healthiest. In this diet lesson, students make written data charts using their candy, locate dietary information on one type, sort the candy by shape, and...
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What Causes Tooth Decay

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate oral hygiene.  In this personal health lesson, students discover the parts of a tooth and how to best protect them from disease.  Students examine the effects of acids on tooth enamel and calcium.
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Responsible Eating

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars identify healthy eating habits. In this nutrition lesson, students discuss the food pyramid and healthy food choices. Young scholars track their daily food intake in a journal.
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Dishonesty: Clues and Consequences

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore trustworthiness and dishonesty. In this character development lesson, students discuss dishonest behavior. Students develop scenarios about dishonesty and decide what consequences the person should have.
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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students write to a pen pal and learn about their lives. In this pen pal lesson, students learn about a person from another country. Students develop an understanding that they have many things in common with people from other parts of...
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Respect for Non-Native Students

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students develop and understanding that people born in other countries deserve respect and appreciation. In this ethnic background appreciation lesson, students discuss the different countries that classmates are born in. Students then...
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More of, Less of

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Have your class discuss behaviors they like from other people. They will then get into groups and list behaviors they want to see more of from people in their community, classroom, or school. This is a great Character Counts lesson!