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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 1

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Engage young scientists in a study of climate change with a collections of lessons that combine online research with labs, videos, activities, nature walks, and a NASA data analysis tool to examine different Earth's systems and how they...
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Anatomy - PreK - 1st Grade

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Anatomy starts at the microscopic level with cells, which are the basic units of living things. Cells combine to make tissues, tissues combine to make organs, and organs combine to make organ systems.
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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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What's Wrong with Our Food System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), Baehr encourages his...
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Rapid Brainstorming: How Can We Improve Our Global Food System?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
In 2018, the average fast food burger cost $2.64 while a salad averaged $4.14. Does the price difference matter to public health? Scholars consider that question and others in a brainstorming session about improving our global food...
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Human Body Series - Digestive System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system lesson is sure to be a gas! Elementary anatomists do a belly dance to illustrate how food moves through the digestive system and then design a board game...
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Food Webs

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Explore various ecosystems from around the world as your class discovers the interdependence of all living things. Using the provided sets of ecosystem cards, young scientists work in small groups building food webs to demonstrate the...
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What's That Food?

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Get things cooking with the first activity in this series on the science of food. Working in small groups, young scientists make and record observations about different mystery foods. These descriptions are then shared with the class and...
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Using Food Labels

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Help your class make sense of nutrition labels with the ninth lesson of this series. After explaining the different information provided on packaged food labels, perform an activity that demonstrates the amount of sugar in a single can...
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Food for Kids

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Immediately capture the attention of your class with the smell of freshly popped popcorn in the sixth lesson of this series on the needs of living things. Young scientists first use their senses to make and record observations of...
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Sustainable Food Solutions: Weighing the Pros and Cons

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
A growing demand for sustainable food systems comes from schools and even some cities. So what are some solutions? Scholars consider four different ways to approach sustainable food solutions and list the pros and cons of each. The fifth...
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Reducing Food Waste

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
The average American creates more than 240 pounds of food waste every year. Are there ways to reduce that number? The eighth lesson in the 13-part series covering Our Hungry Planet introduces multiple ideas for reducing food waste. It...
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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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Discovering Local Food Chains

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study about food chains. With the assistance of a local biologist, Students hike the school trail system. They explore ecosystem and collect data by charting the organisms found and identifying the energy source. They...
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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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How Your Digestive System Works

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder why it takes awhile to feel full when you eat a meal or snack? Follow food in its fantastic, 40-hour journey through your body with a video about the digestive system! Young anatomists explore the process of digestion,...
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Food for the Brain

For Teachers 6th - 12th
With a couple of neat diagrams on student handouts, your life science or health class will examine the contents and serving sizes of healthy foods. They dissect a slice of pizza and scrutinize the nutritional value of its components in...
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How the Body Works: The Digestive System

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Break down the digestive system for your class. This webpage features a video, but also includes an article to read, an interactive assessment, and printables! Through the publisher's website, there are even individual videos about the...
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Learn the Food Groups Memory Game

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Help youngsters sharpen their memories and learn the food groups with this classic matching activity! Learners take turns flipping over cards with fun images of different fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and proteins until they can...
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A Scientific Investigation – What Types of Food Contain Starch and Protein?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You are what you eat, as they say! Are you more starch or more protein? Young scholars use their knowledge of each component to test different foods for their content. Using multiple indicators, individuals describe the protein and...
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The Digestive System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The human body produces about 1.7 liters of saliva a day to aid in digestion. The digestive systems of different organisms are examined in a video that follows the digestive path, beginning with acids, moves to the importance of surface...
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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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Ruminating on the Digestive System

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Young scholars compare the digestive systems of the buffalo and of the zebra, diagram their systems, and compare their lengths. For this digestive system lesson plan, students learn about their diets as well.
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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...
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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
Students 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...
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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...
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Food Waste and Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
There is a limited supply of natural resources. Pupils complete a series of activities to investigate the natural resources used in food processing. They consider food waste to draw conclusions about the amount of resources used...
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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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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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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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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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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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Organ Systems

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine organisms that are composed of tissues, organs, and systems. They dissect a fetal pig and explore the assigned organs systems such as the skeletal, muscular, and circulatory organs. Students identify and explain their...
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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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Economics Worksheet Economic Systems and Circular Flow

For Students 7th - 12th
Agribusiness, human capital, productivity. Find out what your class members know about economic systems and terminology with this two-page economics worksheet that that asks kids to identify terms and concepts.
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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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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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How Does Your Body Digest Food?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Marshall Brain uses a sponge, rope, and other common household items to display the workings of the digestive system. This resource would definitely hold the attention of a squirrely junior high class!
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Food Systems Feed the World

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discover how getting food from farm-to-fork involves several steps and many hands. In this interactive food chain lesson, students respond to a series of questions about food distribution then work collaboratively to create a...
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Field Crops in the Food System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners complete activities related to food production and distribution. In this agriculture lesson, students read and discuss the crops grown in Iowa and Wisconsin and the ways the crops are used. They complete activities related to...
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Food Systems Feed the World

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders consider the source of their nutrition. In this food systems lesson, 6th graders discuss how food gets to the table and the process it goes through. Students reflect on world hunger issues, farming, and consumerism through...
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Individual and Environmental Factors Affecting Food Systems and Choices

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study the environmental factors that affect food systems and choices. In this food systems and health instructional activity, students study global and national information about obesity. Students study photos and captions about...
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Food and the Digestive System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the digestive system. In this human biology instructional activity, students read an article about the digestive system and go onto a suggested website to review what they have learned. Students are asked questions...
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Food Web Design

For Students 7th - 8th
In this food web design worksheet, students sketch and create an illustration of a food web of a chosen habitat area. Students label the types of feeders and use correctly oriented arrows to show the feeding relationships to show the...
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Fantastic Foods

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the health benefits of dark chocolate. They research other foods which they consider to be both healthy and delicious for a "classroom pantry."
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Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

For Teachers 8th - 10th
A series of hands-on, outdoor activities increase understanding of agricultural terms, soil management, pest control, and more. Plan ahead for this one as it requires a number of supplies and could be messy. Activities include...
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AP Environmental Science-Food Fight

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The content in this lesson is of a controversial nature. Please review to make sure it is suitable for your class. A video, The Meatrix is shown to the class, and then they discuss the emotionally-charged language that it uses. They are...
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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 worksheet 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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Food For Thought

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Science can be quite tasty. A delectable unit from NASA shows learners why it's important to consider food, nutrition, and health in space. Four lessons explore the idea in great depth, including testing cookie recipes. Along the way,...
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Consuming Healthy Snacks

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...
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Blood and Circulation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Whether you use this to lecture on the circulatory system, or assign it for individuals to view, you will be pleased with this PowerPoint. The author invested a lot of time to make it educational, but also entertaining with humorous...
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Living Systems Part III

For Teachers 5th
Here is a fantastic, informative, interactive presentation on plant and animal cells. The PowerPoint is produced by an elementary school teacher who has a doctorate in science, and it shows! This would be a splendid presentation to use...
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Prairie Food Chains & Webs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars complete a food chain. In this ecosystem activity, students learn about producers, consumers and decomposers. Young scholars identify herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and complete two worksheets.
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Step by Step

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore agriculture by creating a food production diagram. In this farming lesson, students read assigned text about the entities that assist in food production companies such as farmers, truckers and supermarkets. Students...
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Weekly Meal Sheet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here's a colorful and well-organized chart that young learners can use to write down what they eat each day for a week. The chart has been broken down by food groups and the days of the week.  Colorful Pictures of foods for each food...
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Train at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Keep your mind and body fit with a fun activity about the five food groups. After going over the functions of fruit, vegetables, grains, meats and beans, and dairy, as well as oils and fats, learners participate in a bean bag toss to...
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Digestive System (Online Interactive)

For Students 5th - 6th
For this digestive system worksheet, students read a 7 paragraph text to learn the functions of the digestive system. Students then answer 10 multiple choice questions. This is an online interactive worksheet.
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Mission 4: Exploring Body Systems

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners discover how nutrition impacts major body systems. In this nutrition lesson, students brainstorm how they think the digestive system works and discuss how essential nutrients impact major body systems. They work in groups to...
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Science - The Digestive System

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this digestive system worksheet, students solve problems asking about the digestive system. Students solve 17 problems where they write true or false, or identify the correct body part.
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Human Anatomy -- How Do We Move?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students create a model of the digestive system. In this human anatomy lesson the students examine features of the digestive system. The students perform an experiment.
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Where Does Food Go?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students understand how their food moves through the digestive system. In this digestion lesson, students measure the length of the digestive system from a projection of it. Students draw their own pictures of the digestive system.
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Food Allergies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine food allergies as a children's health problem. In this food allergies lesson set, students participate in a discussion about common food allergies. They research how the immune system misfires in allergies, and...
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Digestive System

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the digestive system. In this human anatomy digestive system science instructional activity, students assemble toilet paper rolls and Ziploc bags according to instructions to represent the digestive system. Students...
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Forest Food Chains and Webs

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore forest ecological systems. In this ecology lesson, students classify forest plants and animals according to their ecological roles. Students play a related vocabulary guessing game.  Students choose a card on which a...
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Food Webs and Food Chains

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the circle of life. In this food webs and food chains lesson, 5th graders examine the interdependence of organisms in ecosystems as they consider how energy flows through the web or chain. Students create a food web...
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The Real Deal on the Digestive System

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the human body by viewing video clips. In this digestive system lesson, 6th graders discuss what they think happens when they swallow food. Students view a Brain Pop clip demonstrating the digestion of food and...
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Rocky Shore Food Web Drama

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore food chains. In this ecosystem instructional activity, students discover how plants and animals rely on each other for survival. Students research the rocky shore ecosystem and create a skit representing the ecosystem.
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The Digestive System

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders simulate how the digestive system works. In this hands-on simulation, 4th graders complete six group activities that help students visualize how our body breaks down food into nutrients.
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Energy Producing and Distributing Systems

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine why food is important and name the parts of the digestive system.  In this investigative lesson students define respiration and draw and label the parts of the respiratory system.
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Introduction to the Food Pyramid

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars review information on the food pyramid, either in printed works or on the Internet, to research healthy eating habits.
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Food Energy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students compare the energy value of traditional foods eaten by indigenous people with those of modern commercial foods. They use a calorimeter to measure and calculate the amount of stored energy in various food types, and identify the...
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Mission 3: Exploring Food Labels

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this nutrition lesson, students collect food labels and then discuss the nutrition information found on the labels. Students classify their food labels, complete an activity sheet and examine food products they have at home.
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Food Travels and Preservation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars complete a worksheet. In this food distribution and preservation instructional activity, students learn about the transportation of agricultural projects. Young scholars list foods that they buy at the grocery store and...
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Tundra Food Chain Relay

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify the different animals that live in the tundra. In this life science lesson, 6th graders explain the role of each component in the food web. They discuss possible effects if nonliving components of the tundra were...
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Lesson 1: Fast Food Nutrients

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compute the nutrient values of fast foods. In this fast food nutrient, students observe a PowerPoint about nutrition. They research nutritional topics, answer questions about nutrition, and determine the nutrient values of...
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A Common Measuring System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the units of measurement of the Metric system. They translate a standard recipe into one using metric units. One group prepares the recipe using standard measurements and another prepares it using Metric units. They...
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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are able to write a paragraph describing each system based on the information retrieved in class. They trace a route from Holly Springs, MS to Greenwood using the maps that they were given. Students discuss the role of...
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Food Webs in the Barnegat Bay

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the food webs in the Barnegat Bay. In this organisms lesson, students use a graphic organizer to illustrate the types of consumers in the bay. Students use reference books to continue to research the animals found in...
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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 plan, 4th graders recognize that plants must transfer energy to make food.  Students understand the interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem. 
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Your Beating Heart - Circulatory System

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students illustrate a schematic circulatory system of a human body including heart, lungs, arteries, veins and capillaries. Next, students conduct an experiment to increase understanding of the relationship between heart rate/pulse and...
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Down the Hatch: Digestive System Parts and Functions

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the human digestive system parts and their functions. In this human biology lesson plan, 5th graders discuss the path of an apple as it travels through the digestive system then explain to each other using key...
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Gathering, Traditions, and Nutrition of Our Food

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners 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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Eating Through the Metric System

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders convert measurements in recipes to metric measurements and prepare the food items. They create a metric measurement cookbook.
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Values and Beliefs Book

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this values and beliefs activity, students create a three page booklet with personal answers to questions about life, family, heroes, special people and places and right and wrong.
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The Human Body

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Explore the human body through hands-on activities. Young learners will trace their bodies and place cut out body organs in the proper place, print patterns using cut fruit, sing songs about good nutrition, and use their five senses...
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What Happens to the Food You Eat? The Digestive System

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students observe a video displaying body parts and functions of the digestive system. They make drawings of the digestive system from their observations. They act out a short play involving body parts.
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Restaurants and Food

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Sometimes it is appropriate to tip and sometimes it's not. Conduct Internet research to learn the foods and customs associated with various cultures.
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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.
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Why Are People Hungry?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners explore poverty by researching food security on Earth. In this world hunger lesson, students read assigned text that discusses the under privileged and their lack of proper food or money to purchase it. Learners identify the...
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Why Is Poop Brown And Pee Yellow?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We all do it ... why not have a better understanding of the process? Life science scholars discover how the colorful foods we eat are either brown or yellow when our bodies have finished with them. The narrator leads the tour through the...
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Rabbit Food

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Keep your pets slim, trim, and healthy using mathematics! Pupils use a linear programming model to optimize the amount and type of food to provide to a pet rabbit. They model constraints by graphing inequalities and use them to analyze a...
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Leptin Feedback Control System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hormones come from many parts of the body, including the hormone leptin produced by fat tissues. This in turn, controls each person's hunger levels. Interested nutritionists view the feedback loop relating food intake, hormone levels,...
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Digestion

For Teachers K - 5th
Digestion is an amazing and complicated process that provides humans with the energy they need to survive. Lesson six in this series on the science of food uses sliced turkey and a meat tenderizer to demonstrate how enzymes help break...
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The Circulatory System - Part II

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize that the heart muscle requires food. Students observe a Venn Diagram to identify foods that are good for them. Students provide one ingredient to make healthy heart soup.
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Energy Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do the muscles of the body produce energy and make it available to cells? Introduce your young athletes to the three exercise energy systems that can be used to generate energy for muscles.
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Arctic Smorgasbord

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Though the walrus spends roughly one third of its time on land, it eats organisms that live on the bottom of the ocean. The first in a series of five, the instructional activity uses a variety of plant and animal cards to have scholars...
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Quinoa Pasta 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A mixture of quinoa and corn is for dinner in this collaborative task that sets up nicely as a system of linear equations. Your supper guests discuss numerical precision and percentages as they formulate a plan of how to solve the problem.
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Fueling Body Activities - Digestion

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Not only is the human digestive system covered in this biology worksheet, learners will also explore the digestive process of other animals. The 30 short-answer questions address modes of heterotrophic nutrition, the function of each...
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Sippin' on Smoothies

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Why is calcium good for the body? Where is it stored? Young chefs discover the importance of calcium and review a list of foods that are rich in the material. They then make delicious smoothies high in calcium! Teaching kids how to make...
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AP: Chapter 41: Animal Nutrition

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Ms. Foglia has created another comprehensive biology worksheet that you can use with your advanced learners. The topic is animal nutrition and the digestive system. Questions address nutrients and deficiencies, stages of food processing,...
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Bio Build-up

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Trace pollutants through the environment in the seventh lesson plan of this series on the science of food. Looking at a picture of the plants and animals in an aquatic ecosystem, learners use dot stickers to represent harmful chemicals...
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Dietician - Nutritionist

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There are so many different career opportunities in the health care field. Have learners explore what it takes to be a dietician or a nutritionist. They'll view a PowerPoint on each occupation and take mini-quizzes while they watch. A...
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Would Your Cat Eat This Stuff?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Processed foods use inorganic compounds for flavoring and preservation. This take-home laboratory challenges scholars to find 20 different compounds identified on the labels of foods to list on their data collection sheet. The activity...
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What Does Earth Day Mean? - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students possible sources of water pollution, and explain the effects that water pollution can have on the food on the food chain. They Name human and other animal (i.e. fish) illnesses that can be contracted from drinking polluted...
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Regulating the Internal Environment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
This presentation begins with the many problems multicellular organisms which rely on diffusion encounter. There are many diagrams of mammalian organ structures, and they are labelled with their relevant functions. This an excellent...
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Ecological Footprint--How Does The Way We Live Affect Earth?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students demonstrate an awareness of the global implications of decisions that individuals and families make about their needs and wants. They identify environmental and health issues related to the production and consumption of food....
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Quinoa Pasta 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners discover that a system of linear equations models this mixture of quinoa and corn in a collaborative task. Your learners receive all the relevant information in this second of three variants of tasks that ask them to find the...
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Biological Relationships

For Teachers 6th
Create a written document to show knowledge of producers, consumers, decomposers, and symbiotic relationships. To investigate food consumption, your classes will differentiate between types of symbiosis and explain examples of each.
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Caffeine!! - Bite Sci-zed

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Caffeine is a legal stimulant that many people use every day, and some people are even addicted to it...but why? Discover the science behind this everyday drug, including how caffeine acts on the central nervous system, stimulates...
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Breaking the Food Chain

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Throughout history, the growth of big cities has resulted in the destruction of ecosystems. In the case of Chicago, IL, a grassland that was once home to bison, deer, wolves, and foxes quickly became a booming city of over three million...
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Experiment to Mimic the Digestive System

For Students 6th - 8th
What happens to the food that we eat? Middle-school life science learners delve into the digestive process by completing this laboratory activity. They cut a cheese sandwich into smaller parts to represent chewing, smash it to mimic...
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Food Myths Critical Thinking and Reading

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read a series of statements made by students about the hazards and benefits of various foods. They distinguish the "facts: from "opinions" in the dialogue, summarize the facts in a short paragraph, and write an essay...
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Good Food, Good Health

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars investigate how food provides energy for the human body. In this physical health lesson, students access online resources to identify how certain foods can affect their health. Young scholars discuss how many servings of...
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Food Wars

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners investigate the debate whether schools should regulate the amount or type of food and drink students consume. They write and present position papers after reading an online NY Times article.
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Body Parts, Systems & Functions

For Students 4th - 12th
In this body parts worksheet, students match words to definitions, categorize organs into systems, name functions of organs, and more. Students complete 5 activities.
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The Digestive System

For Students 4th - 6th
In this word search activity, students read the list of terms about the digestive system, locate them in the crossword, fill in the blanks using the dictionary when needed, and find mistakes in a passage. Students answer 29 questions.
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Enzymes Help Us Digest Food ~ Introduction to Sugars and Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
After an explanatory introduction to sugars and enzyme activity, biochemists discover whether lactase is needed to digest lactose, sucrose, and milk as a whole. High school science lab skills are required for these investigations.
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The Big Picture: Systems

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the ways that agro-ecosystems function to support sustainable agriculture.  In this investigative lesson students examine the different cycles of ecosystems and food systems. 
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What is the Environmental Impact of Feeding the World?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
One in every seven people suffer from a lack of basic food. Our Hungry Planet introduces this complex issue in the second lesson of an interesting 13-part unit. It discusses the space needed to grow and raise food, the transportation of...
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Nutrition and Food Security

For Teachers 5th
Examine the three basic nutrients and their effects on the body. Fifth graders will research data to construct a bar graph and then  demonstrate the relationship between malnutrition and food security. This is a very comprehensive...
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Food: The Math Link

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Enrich your study of food science with with these math worksheets. They offer a variety of food-related word problems that are great practice for multiplying, identifying fractions, estimating length, and performing calculations with...
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Family Traditions, Customs and Beliefs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners discuss African childhood, explore family traditions, customs, and beliefs, examine African recipes, discuss differences or similarities in food preparation between the U.S. and Africa, and prepare a dish with adult supervision.
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How Your Body Works 1, Overview of Nutrition & Wellness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nutritionist Radhia Gleis explains what metabolism is and how to assess it. Food is processed and used by the body producing waste in the end. The steps of the digestive system are explained from its beginning in the mouth to its end in...
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Considering Trade-Offs and Maximizing Efficiency in a Fast Food Restaurant

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Make fast food restaurants even faster. Groups consider trade-offs when maximizing efficiency in fast food restaurants. Restructuring schedules and floor plans, as well reassigning job duties, all fall under this directive.  
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Creating Chains and Webs to Model Ecological Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The sustainability of an ecosystem depends on many factors and changes constantly. Young scholars consider these factors as they use a set of cards to create food webs. They review key scientific vocabulary such as predator, prey,...
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Types of Allergies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This video takes an in depth look at four types of allergies: rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergies. Viewers will learn the differences between these allergies and what causes them. There are fantastic images in this...
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Apprentice System

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
As a reading comprehension exercise, kids examine a short article on the apprentice system, and then use information found in the text to respond to a series of comprehension questions.
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Food Insecurity in a Global World: Perspectives from Africa

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

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the different systems of the human body and how they work independently and cooperatively. They complete sevral online interactive projects designed to reinforce how the systems work alone and together. Students make...
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The Quicker the Better? Food Processing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders evaluate the nutrition of various foods. In this healthy eating lesson, 6th graders discuss the processing of many common foods and what this means. Students identify and research unfamiliar ingredients in processed foods...
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The Science and Technology of Food

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the guidelines the United States Department of Agriculture places on food. In groups, they create a list of the foods they consume and discuss the political and environmental implications of purchasing the food. They...
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Food Webs

For Students 6th - 12th
In this marine food web worksheet, students create a food web from information given about the consumers and what they are consuming. Students determine the level of consumer for a list of organisms. This worksheet has 2 graphic...
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The Food Chain Game - A Lesson in Ecosystems

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars are divided into three groups, herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores which receive a certain number of lives. Once in their ecosystem (outside or the gym), the carnivores chase and eat either the herbivores or omnivores,...
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Healthy Foods

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students view a video which explores the following statement. "You are what you eat." They discuss the food industry, organic foods, and healthy food choices. They chart what they eat on a daily basis and make plans for healthier options.
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Digestive System Journey

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore what happens to the food they eat as it passes through their body. They demonstrate their understanding of the digestive system functions by choosing to create a poster, build a model, produce a multimedia presentation,...
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Plant Systems

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders learn about plant systems and how plants grow and function. In this plant lesson plan, 2nd graders collect data based on roots, leaves, terrariums, plant uses, and locations of certain kinds of plants. They fill out...
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River System

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the parts of a river system and understand the importance of each part.  In this river system lesson, 5th graders diagram a river system and write a paragraph explaining its parts.
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Nutrition an Food: Taking Control of What You Eat

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine what they eat and how they can improve their health by changing what they eat. They research nutrition and different foods. They also examine new vocabulary words.
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Biology: Circulatory System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, through personal testing, investigate factors affecting heart rates. They use heart rate probes to discover influences on their circulatory system. Students examine the results of their heart rate tests and complete worksheets.
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Food Safety-Consumers Need the Facts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students begin by completing a survey asking them to rank their concerns about commercially prepared foods. They develop a definition of relative risk, and complete the "Pro or Con" worksheet. Students work in groups to make a study of...
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The Five Food Groups

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Do you eat a balanced diet? Help your learners determine how healthy they are with a fill-in chart that will help them track their food intake. The grid provides color-in stars children can mark when they eat their meats, dairy, fruits,...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 5

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Great food web instruction is in the cards for your class. Inquisitive biology scholars explore the organisms that inhabit freshwater and saltwater in the fifth lesson in a series of seven. Learners play two different card games where...
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What Does the Pancreas Do?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
We are all born with one, but how many people actually know what the pancreas does? Follow along with a short video as it examines the important role this often-overlooked organ plays in digesting food and maintaining healthy blood-sugar...
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Why Do We Pass Gas?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Flatulence is a fact of life. But what exactly is happening in our bodies that produces this excess gas? Find out with this entertaining, yet educational, video that explores the different types of bacteria that aid digestion and the...
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Organism Interaction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can a plover bird sit inside a crocodile's mouth and clean its teeth without being eaten? Learners explore food webs which introduce symbiotic relationships such as that between plovers and crocodiles. Pupils complete a review of...
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Cheese, Catastrophes, and Process Control: Crash Course Engineering #25

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Let's consider how cheese is an important consideration in engineering. An educational video introduces viewers to the concept of process control systems. It uses an example of a Toronto cheese factory to highlight the importance of a...
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Modeling Trophic Cascades

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In the ecological game of who eats who, one small change can have a big impact! Individuals create food chains in an array of ecosystems, then determine what happens to organisms in the chain when one organism changes its feeding...
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The Cycle Shop

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
This unit stands right on the ground where algebra meets logic riddles, teasing out systems of linear relationships between variables in physical situations. But, more than that, the resources and graded student work with rubrics...
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Bagels or Donuts

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore business problems through mathematical analysis. The task has individuals write and graph a linear system to determine the best business model. They use their models to answer a series of questions that help to make a conclusion.