Food

100 minutes
0

Kindergarten / 1
Science

Students will discover the basic needs of plants; design a square foot garden by using a data chart and partitioning squares to create a planting template; and plant a fall garden from seeds. This activity can be done at any time of year using corresponding seeds for each season. Refer to the planting calendar to see what grows when!).

Optional: Plant seeds with different edible parts (root, stem, leaves, flowers and fruit or seed) to harvest for the Plant Parts Salad lesson.

9 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Health

This lesson includes a discussion of tofu and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group tofu belongs to (protein), and other benefits of tofu. They will be able to explain how tofu is made from soybeans and why protein and calcium are important for a healthy body. Lastly, they will know what tofu tastes, looks, and feels like.

9 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Health

This lesson includes a discussion of chickpeas, how they are grown, the main nutrients in chickpeas and why they are good for the body. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group to which chickpeas belong (protein) as well as technically are in the fruit group as well. They will identify another name for chickpeas (garbanzo beans), how they can be served, their size, and color. They will be able to identify the health benefits of eating chickpeas. They will be able to identify why protein benefits your body and also what the mineral zinc does for your body as well.

9 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Health

This lesson includes a discussion on chicken and identify its nutritional benefits, its food group (protein), and its ingredients. List examples of how to enjoy chicken in a healthy manner. Students will also learn a few fun facts regarding chicken.

9 minutes
0

Kindergarten / 1 / 2
Health

This lesson includes a discussion of chickpeas, how they are grown, the main nutrients in chickpeas and why they are good for the body. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group to which chickpeas belong (protein). They will identify another name for chickpeas (garbanzo beans), how they can be served, their size, and color. They will be able to identify the health benefits of eating chickpeas.

9 minutes
0

Kindergarten / 1 / 2
Health

This lesson includes a discussion on chicken and identify its nutritional benefits, its food group (protein), and its ingredients. List examples of how to enjoy chicken in a healthy manner. Students will also learn a few fun facts regarding chicken.

9 minutes
0

Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3
Health

This lesson includes a discussion of tofu and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group tofu belongs to (protein), identify that tofu is made from soybeans, and other benefits of tofu. They will be able to explain why protein and calcium contribute to a healthy body. Lastly, they will know what tofu tastes, looks and feels like.

Why is it important to eat a healthy, balanced diet?
240 minutes
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Kindergarten / 1
Science

Students will harvest edible plant parts from the garden, investigate structure and function of those plant parts, and argue from evidence about which parts are fruits. They will save seeds from the garden and grow new plants from seed. In addition, they will propagate plants by encouraging new growth on old plant parts, creating a “kitchen scrap garden.”

60 minutes
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Kindergarten / 1
Science

Students will expand their powers of observation by investigating mystery boxes and exploring similarities and differences among plants through a field investigation in the garden. They will go on safari in the schoolyard to look for examples of specific plant structures, make qualitative observations about physical attributes of each specimen, and articulate the similarities and differences among items of the same type (such as leaves or flowers).