Why Are Avocados So Awesome?

Is it just coincidence that avocados and awesome both begin with the letter A? Introduce young nutritionists to a super food with some super powers using a video from the Reactions playlist. Scientists from the American Chemical Society show avocado's unique ingredients, how to properly peel one, and how to keep your guacamole from turning brown.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The video makes an engaging addition to a food science lesson
  • Ask the class to compare the beneficial nutrients in avocados to other popular healthy foods
Classroom Considerations

  • Viewers should have some understanding of the vitamins that are essential for good human health
Pros

  • Fun facts and an upbeat narrator keep the video lively
  • Uses student-friendly terms to keep scholars engaged and to increase understanding
Cons

  • None
Common Core