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2,016 reviewed resources for food systems

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Root, Root, Root for the Nutrients

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars observe the growth of a seed, predict what will happen when seeds are planted without soil, and conduct an experiment using a hydroponics system.
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Feeding Your Fish

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students discuss nutrition and diet. They look at copies of Tetra's Daily Nutrition Pyramid for Tropical Fish. They compare the fish feeding pyramid to the pyramid for human nutrition. Students examine a can of fish food.
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My Healthy Diet

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw and label a food pyramid. Using the pyramid and the internet, 1st graders create their own healthy diet. They use educational technology to fill their plate with healthy choices for their diet. Once students have...
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Impact of Exotic Species on Lake Ecology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the effect of foreign species on various habitats. In groups, they identify the population dynamics of the zebra mussel. They calculate averages and graph data from Seneca Lake in New York. They develop hypothesis...
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Exploring Community History and Cultural Influence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze cultural influences. In this diversity education lesson, students respond to questions regarding culture differences and personal traits and preferences. Students discuss the role of the each in evidenced in personal...
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Burning Snacks in Chem Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the energy content of various snack foods. They measure the temperature changes in various snack foods as the foods are burned in order to determine the foods' energy content. Students create graphs and data tables of...
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Ecological Relationships

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify ecological elements and their factors on species, populations and food webs. They analyze ecosystems for these elements and research how these factors influence species survival rate. Predictions on conditions over time...
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Bottled Model Lungs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students will learn about the respiratory system by comparing and contrasting models, building their own models, and giving one another feedback. Questions about familiar body systems can be useful in getting students to start thinking...
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How Much is a Pound? A Weight Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore weight in pounds. In this measurement lesson, students estimate the weight of teacher-provided objects, measure the actual weight of the objects using scales, and discuss food products sold by the pound.  This...
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Make a Terrarium

For Teachers K - 8th
Students examine how plants grow in a closed system, observe condensation, select plants for arboretum, and create recycled terrarium from a two liter soda bottle.
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"Oh Deer!"

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students play a game where half of them are deer and the others are components of habitat: food, water, shelter and space. They signify their needs by hand gestures and take what they need to their side of the game. They discuss real...
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Wood is Everywhere!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders diagram and label the parts of a tree. For this lesson plan on how trees obtain food, 5th graders diagram and label the parts of a tree, and determine the diameter, height, and age of a tree.
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Wacky Wildlife World

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research organisms in the environment in Kentucky and create brochures for the local area wildlife reserves. Individuals create brochures that include information on habitat, body characteristics, scientific class, role...
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Winogradsky in a Bottle: Beginning a Winogradsky Column

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use their measurement skills by marking a bottle for construction purposes. They record qualitative and quantitative data and analyze their results. Students demonstrate evaluation of a small scale systems as a model for the...
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Making a Brassica Model

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students apply skills they have learned to construct an accurate model of the Brassica and then work together on a group project. They analyze how the parts of a system go together, and how these parts depend on each other. Finally,...
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Bats

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students model how the bones in a bat wing are organized. They develop questions about bat body parts based on photographs. They hypothesize how bats locate their food.
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Estuaries, Estuarine Habitats, and Adaptations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct research on estuaries. They design and construct an estuary, describe the physical characteristics of an estuary, and create a diagram illustrating an estuarine food web.
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Impact of the End of World War II on Japan

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine and discuss reasons United States occupied Japan after surrender in World War II, view photographs of Japan at end of War and explore how U.S. occupation affected Japan's political, economic, and social systems, and...
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International Research Project and Feast

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research countries around the world. They develop and write a research paper that includes maps, photographs, and diagrams. They describe the culture, society, economy, religious beliefs, government structure, and history of...
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Creation Mythology

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students construct a map from geographic data and explain relationships found in the information. Students identify ancient beliefs and customs through Hawaiian creation myths while comparing similarities and differences and appreciating...
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The Rainforest

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the five different layers of the rainforest. They conduct research to find details pertaining to the animals and the interactions of the existing food chain in each layer of the forest. Students construct a...
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The Family: Louisiana Family Folklore

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students develop family folklore portfolios, , such as collecting family expressions, foods, or songs. They view themselves and family members as important tradition bearers, and families will deepen their understanding of the...
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Modern Classification

For Students 9th
In this animal classification worksheet, 9th graders explain how animals are many-celled organisms that must obtain food to survive. They also complete a chart for animal phyla characteristics, identifying each phylum, its common name...
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Industrial Revolution Fear Factor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate provisions made by public health and consumer protection agencies. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, students examine FDA allowances now and compare them to the state of foods during the Industrial...