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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 instructional activity of the 13-part Our Hungry Planet...
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Strength in Solidarity: Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Campaign for Fair Food

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewNot all food is created equal. The lesson dives into the world of migrant farm workers to show their struggles to earn livable wages and better working conditions. Academics learn why the Coalition of Immokalee Workers was created and...
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Agricultural and Food Systems

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A variety of agricultural practices are filmed in this interesting and informative video. A lot of attention is paid to the process of procuring apples in apple orchards. Interesting information about the economic realities of growing...
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Why Circulate?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Lub-dub, lub-dub. Why does the heart beat? Why does blood circulate throughout the body? Life scientists find out how important circulation is for dissolving and dispersing materials by timing how long it takes for food coloring spread...
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Human Body Series - Digestive System Quiz (Grades 9 to 12)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
After learning about the function of the digestive system, pupils can show what information they've digested! Through seven multiple-choice questions, they tell how long it takes to digest foods, where nutrients are processed, the order...
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How The Food You Eat Affects Your Gut

For Students 3rd - 12th
Some foods we eat are not meant to be broken down by our digestive systems, but instead by our gut. But how can we control what our gut breaks down? The answer is simple: our diet.
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Food Is Fuel

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Which has more calories, a cupcake or a rat? The odd question grabs pupils' attention as they learn about food as fuel in an intriguing installment of the PBS food science playlist. The video explains how scientists use a bomb...
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Digestive System Worksheet

For Students 5th - 8th
Twelve fill in the blank questions about the digestive system and a word bank are formatted into a PowerPoint. Display the questions at the front of the classroom and have your upper elementary or junior high life science learners write...
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Great Lakes Food Web

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils identify species and components of a Great Lakes food web. Using note cards, they place themselves in the correct order of the food chain based on the species present. They discuss what they believe happens to various species over...
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Food and Culture: Exploring the Flavors of Your Community

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students brainstorm the types of food they eat at home, discussing and comparing with the class. Students brainstorm and make a chart of questions that came out of the activity and their discussions. Students interview someone who...
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Tropical Forest Food Chain

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners explore the interdependence of the animals and plants in tropical rainforests. They explore the importance of conserving biodiversity and tropical food chains. They create a tropical forest food chain and identify species that...
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Advanced Matching - The Organ Systems

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
What's the difference between the digestive system and the endocrine system? Explore 12 body systems in this anatomy matching worksheet, for which learners find descriptions corresponding to anatomical terminology. Some of the...
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Food Chain

For Teachers 6th
Providing a basic review of the food chain, this resource provides activities to be completed in the computer lab. This is way to have learners review how energy is transferred in the food, and practice their word processing skills.
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Human Body Systems and Plants

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Fifteen multiple choice questions review a variety of biology topics. In game-show fashion, viewers answer questions about a plant's needs, the skeletal system, and the cardiovascular system. If you happen to teach these three topics...
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The Human Digestive System

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore the digestive system by answering these nineteen questions. This worksheet is helpful as a chapter reading guide, but would most likely coincide with any biology curriculum dealing with human digestion. Use it as a review...
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Human Body Series - The Digestive System Quiz (Grades 6 to 8)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get those gastric juices going with a delicious quiz on the digestive system! Middle school learners fill in the blanks about the process of digestion, the function of different organs and fluids, and problems that can occur with the...
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Living Systems

For Teachers 7th - 8th
The presentations put together by Dr. Marjorie Anne Wallace are always quite good. This one is no exception! In it, learners enter the world of bacteria and living systems. This PowerPoint is meant to be used while lecturing the whole...
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Fruits and Vegetables in the Food System

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the importance of local markets. In this horticulture lesson, students examine the importance of local markets and food systems that can provide profit for growers, freshness, variety and quality.
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Pet Food Safety a Concern

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students research pet food safety laws to find out what is required in general, explore what fellow students consume, consult with veterinarian about what he or she thinks about pet food safety, present findings to classmates, and...
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The Digestive System

For Teachers 5th Standards
Discover how the human body's digestive system works with a brain and stomach friendly activity. Scholars taste test a variety of foods to find out how they behave once in the mouth. Class members then play a game called Move That...
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How Much Dog Food?

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
How much dog food should a dog of a certain age and weight be given per day? Animal care takers learn how to use published food charts and systems of inequalities to determine solutions.
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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 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...