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Building a Terrarium System

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create their own terrariums.  In this ecological model instructional activity, students create terrariums using soil, seeds, pebbles, and two liter bottles.  Students compare the elements of a  terrarium to a food web.
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Cycles, Systems, and Webs

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders review the parts of the plant and their functions.  In this plant lesson, 4th graders recognize that plants must transfer energy to make food.  Students understand the interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem. 
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Gathering, Traditions, and Nutrition of Our Food

For Teachers K - 12th
Students gain a better understanding of what it means to eat seasonally through learning about traditional hunting, gathering, and food preparation methods of Athabascan tribes. By interacting with Native American Elders and...
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Food Chains and Food Webs - Balance within Natural Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Feast on an informative resource. Scholars learn about food chains and food webs and how these interactions give information about the natural community. A PowerPoint presentation provides information about this concept.
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Food, Energy and Body Weight

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers learn why humans need calories, how they control weight with food choices, and the impact of exercise on energy. Scholars then apply their understanding to a case study of lunch choices and exercise.
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Food Allergies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
In a creative writing and health assignment, your pupils will write a letter on behalf of an immune system to apologize for causing a food allergy, while also identifying what food allergies are and what types of foods can cause them.
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Exploring the Impacts of Feeding the World

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Approximately 50 percent of people in the world who are chronically hungry work in agriculture. While it seems counter-intuitive, the farther you live from a farm, the more food options are available. Scholars explore concepts related to...
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Digestive System (Part 2)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It takes about seven seconds for food to move from the mouth to the stomach. Pupils follow food from the mouth through digestion, exploring where mechanical and chemical digestion occur. Saliva, enzymes, acids, and chyme are a small...
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Digestive System (Part 1)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The stomach can hold 1.5 liters of food, which remains there for two to three hours in order for digestion to complete. The 33rd video in a series of 47 covers the process of digestion. Classes learn why digestion occurs, about the...
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Whale Jenga Food Web Game

For Students 6th - 8th
Alter a Jenga game to represent the food web for Baleen whales and watch as an ocean food web comes tumbling down.  Using playing cards to represent positive and negative impacts on the web class members observe how long can they play...
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Making Choices

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
When choosing what foods to eat, there are a lot of factors to consider. To help make the decision a little easier, young learners work in small groups developing short plays, stories, or advertisements that address the different issues...
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Human Impact on the Food Web of Santa Cruz Island

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when a non-native species is introduced onto an island? Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Island chain located off the coast of southern California, provides the perfect laboratory for young environmental scientists to...
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Economic Systems and Macroeconomics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What works better: a planned economy or a market economy? Join the global debate with a Crash Course video about macroeconomics and the differences between economic systems. With quotes from Adam Smith and Karl Marx guiding instruction,...
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Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Being too clean can inhibit your immune system from functioning properly, thus it is possible that washing your hands too much can actually make you sick. Pupils explore the difference between innate and acquired immunity with a video...
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Track Your Food Today

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A colorful chart to record what one eats over the course of a day. The grid is broken down to meal times and five food groups. Colorful There are description of each food group Pictures of foods for each food group
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Traveling Through the Digestive System

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders learn about how the food is broken down in our bodies and the job of each body part involved in our digestive system. The utilize the CD ROM game, "Body Works." This wonderful game takes pupils through the human body's...
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Kids Living With Food Allergies

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Food allergies can begin at a very young age. The kids in these videos talk about living with their food allergies. Some allergens include peanuts, strawberries, eggs, and shellfish. What a fantastic video to watch with your class to...
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Module 2: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
The brother-sister pair Carlos and Clarita need your class's help in developing their new pet sitting business. Through a variety of scenarios and concerns presented to the siblings, the learners thoroughly explore systems of equations...
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Urban Farming

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
More than 20 million Americans lack access to grocery stores. The sixth lesson in the 13-part unit on Our Hungry Planet introduces the concept of food deserts and ideas to correct this lack of access. Discussion questions provide a...
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Tissues, Organs and Systems

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Young scientists are introduced to the connections among cells, tissues, organs, and systems in a life science reading comprehension activity that asks them to respond to a series of questions based on the passage.
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Cat Food

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Determine the right mix of cans of cat food. The resource consists of an assessment task to determine the cost to feed two cats for a specific number of days and requires scholars to interpret remainders within a context. The resource...
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Culture and Food and Ritual, Oh My!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic lesson that integrates the culture, food, and rituals of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The class discusses what they know about the holidays typically associated with each of the three religions, then they analyze...
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Food Insecurity in a Global World: Perspectives from Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate food shortages. In this global issues lesson, students examine how food scarcity issues have impacted the people of Easter Africa. Students use the information they gather to determine methods of providing food to...
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Earth Systems

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate biological systems. They summarize relationships between systems. Students determine how systems relate within the biosphere. They analyze the carbon cycle.