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2,002 reviewed resources for food systems

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Freshwater Food Chains

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's in the water? Encourage your class to further explore this question and learn about pond ecosystems, food chains, and food webs as they complete this hands-on activity. They view the environment from a new perspective after...
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The Food Chain

For Students 4th - Higher Ed Standards
How does the amount of water required to grow alfalfa impact ice cream prices? The PBS food science video, part of a larger playlist, explains how farmers use water to grow the alfalfa that is fed to dairy cows. the video introduces the...
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Food Allergies: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Over two lessons, scholars use articles and discussions to define what a food allergy is and identify the most common food allergens. Small groups prepare a skit showcasing how the body exhibits an allergic reaction. Learners examine...
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Trace The French Fry

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How does locally grown produce sold at a farmer's market compare to a more complex industrial system in the way they each affect the environment, people, and the economy? Pupils explore the different types of food systems and how they...
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Organ Systems Crossword Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
An attractive and informative body systems crossword plus its answer key is provided for your life science learners. The topic is the organs. With 23 prompts to address, they are sure to get a complete review in identifying the systems...
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The Digestive System: Where Does Food Go?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Would you believe that your digestive system stretches to five times your height?! Help your pupils to understand this relationship as they work through the laboratory exercise. The first instructional activity of a 12-part series is a...
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The Circulatory System--Part III

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students research the process for the preparation of a soup. Students explore the safety issues of food preparation. Students, after presenting their soups to the class, will eat their soups that they have prepared.
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Food Allergies Truth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Food allergies are common amongst human beings. In this video, Dr. Vincent Bellonzi goes in-depth about food allergies and being tested for them. Check this video out for some great information!
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Back-to-School With Food Allergies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
At the elementary school highlighted in this video, administrators work hard to eliminate allergic reactions to various types of food. This is an eye-opening video that is important for cafeterias in all schools. Do your students have...
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Gastrointestinal System

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Twenty-nine short answer questions quiz young biologists on the structure and function of the digestive system. This in-depth resource was written as a reading guide and may apply to your textbook, but is also useful as an exam.
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WS 1.2 Metric Units I/ Physical vs. Chemical

For Students 10th - 12th
In this metric units and properties worksheet, students determine the proper metric unit given a variety of measurements for specific items. They also identify chemical and physical properties and chemical and physical changes.
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Pesticide Watch Card

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students examine human health by identifying dangerous pesticides. In this agriculture lesson, students research the food production system in the United States and discuss dangers such as pesticides, chemicals and insecticides which...
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Soil: Food Mapping

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the concept of food mapping . In this agriculture instructional activity, students explore food and agriculture systems in the United States in the past and today. Students complete food mapping activities.
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Lesson 3: SySTEMS Thinking

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In the third and final lesson in the series, learners synthesize the knowledge they have obtained about food systems to define a problem and propose a solution. While this could be a larger world problem, by keeping it focused on food...
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Nutrition: How Do I Choose the Right Foods?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Young learners discuss how to practice healthy eating habits and the body's need for energy through discussion and exploration of the MyPlate system.
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Modeling Food Webs in Darién, Panama

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It's a jungle out there! Young biologists journey to Darien, Panama to examine the intricate relationships between the organisms that inhabit the jungle. Groups begin by demonstrating an understanding of energy flow in ecosystems, then...
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The Extraction and Identification of Artificial Food Colors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know some food dyes are considered safe while others are considered carcinogenic? During the experiment, young chemists extract artificial food colors from prepared foods. Then, they use chromatography paper to identify which...
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The Digestive System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Information about the human body doesn't have to be hard to digest! Provide learners with an overview of the digestive system, including each of the organs involved. It also covers the importance of nutrients, body mass index, the...
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The Excretory System: From Your Heart to the Toilet

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Beginning with how different animals excrete waste, this short video moves on to the human excretory system from the kidneys, to capillaries, to the loop of Henle, to the excretion out of the body. 
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Healthy Snacks

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final lesson of this series on food science. Given five different food labels, young nutritionists will rank them from most to least healthy, supporting their choices...
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Finding the Food Groups

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this food groups worksheet, students look at five different food combinations and write all the food groups in each one underneath each food item.
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Food Pyramid Matching Game

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this food pyramid worksheet, students participate in a food pyramid matching game. Students help Chef Solus match the 5 foods on the left to their correct food groups on the right. Students draw a line from the food item to its...
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Diets and Influence on Food Choice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the...
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Food Systems Feed the World

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore Earth science by answering study questions on a worksheet. In this agriculture lesson, 1st graders identify how the food chain works and where humans obtain their daily meals from. Students answer study questions...