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9 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Health

This lesson includes a discussion of yogurt and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group yogurt belongs to (dairy) and other benefits of yogurt. They will be able to identify the different kinds of yogurt, the nutritional benefits of yogurt, it’s taste and appearance.

9 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
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.

How can our school be green?
30 minutes
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Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education

Green school (n): a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, school staff member, student, or community volunteer, you want your school to provide a healthy, welcoming place to learn. The important effort of running greener schools needs action from everyone in the school community, and sometimes the scale of the task can make it hard to know where the start. Follow these 12 simple priority actions from the Center for Green Schools to help make your school healthy, efficient, comfortable and environmentally responsible.

This lesson provides resources and suggestions of actions to make your school a green school. Included Action Checklists:

1: Find your superstars
2: Ready, set – wait, which bin do I put this in?
3: What’s a watt?
4: Go behind the scenes
5: Put the kids in charge
6: Hey, what’s this thing do?
7: You are what you eat…and recycle, throw away and compost…
8: Let the Sun Shine In
9: You know it’s dust, but what IS it?
10: No really, what is that smell?
11: Lights out!
12: Carpooling – jump in, the water’s fine!

Checklists include:
- First steps to getting started
- Resources to support your actions
- Related lessons in Learning Lab to dive deeper into topics

9 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Health

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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3 / 4 / 5
Health

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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3 / 4 / 5
Health

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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3 / 4 / 5
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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3 / 4 / 5
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.