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9 minutes
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Health

This lesson includes a discussion of strawberries and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify that strawberries are a fruit. They will be able to explain how strawberries are grown as well as the main nutrients found in strawberries.

9 minutes
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This lesson includes a discussion of spinach and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify that spinach is in the vegetable food group and other benefits of spinach. They will be able to explain how spinach is grown as well as the vitamins and nutrients found in spinach. Lastly, they will know the different ways to enjoy spinach.

9 minutes
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This lesson includes a discussion of brown rice and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group that brown rice belongs to (grain) and other benefits of brown rice. This lesson will be able to explain how rice is grown and the main nutrients found in rice. Lastly, they will know what brown rice tastes, looks, and feels like.

9 minutes
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This lesson includes a discussion of plums and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group that plums belong to (fruit) and other benefits of plums. They will be able to explain that plums grow on trees and are in a group called stone fruits. Lastly, they will know the nutrients found in plums.

60 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Science

The class revisits the way they use energy, reviews the natural resources used to supply them with energy, and brainstorms reasons for using energy sustainably. Small groups then read and analyze case studies about youth conservationists around the world to learn 4 different strategies to conserve energy and nonrenewable resources. This lesson can be used as a springboard for a service learning project.

140 minutes
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Science

Working backward from a gas pump, students brainstorm the steps involved in producing gasoline, including the formation of crude oil and the steps in the gasoline supply chain. Students move through the supply chain from oil wells around the world to gas stations in the United States. Along the way, they track their mileage and summarize each step in the supply chain. In a follow-up activity, students reflect on this supply chain using systems thinking and economics.

60 minutes
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Science

The class brainstorms the different natural resources used to provide people with energy, then predicts which resources are renewable or nonrenewable. After reading nonfiction text about a particular energy source, small groups classify that source as renewable or nonrenewable and identify the impacts of using this energy source. Students then design an energy trading card and present what they have learned to the class.

80 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Science

In preparation for an energy awareness activity, students brainstorm the different ways that they use energy. Students learn electrical safety tips and then record their personal energy use over 24 hours. During Activity 2, they use these observations to categorize the different ways they use energy. The class then reads Sara Fanelli’s My Map Book and each student designs an energy map to visually represent their personal energy use.

9 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Health

This lesson includes a discussion of pears and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group that pears belong to (fruit) and other benefits of pears. They will be able to identify that pears have fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium.