This packet will give you everything you need when teaching your students about health and nutrition. These lessons will help your students understand the importance of healthy eating, give them an understanding of each food group, teach them how to protect their bodies from germs, and so much more! Through fun and engaging lessons and activities, your students will learn so much about this very important topic.
This packet includes many resources including: 3 part cards, (nomenclature), vocabulary pictures (great for ELL students), art projects, craft ideas, recording pages, printables, student books, fully written out 5-E lesson plans, language, writing, art, science activities and more!
Students will learn and use these vocabulary words:
health, nutrition, diet, healthy, food groups, food choices, vegetables, dairy, protein, grains, fruit, kiwi, banana, pomegranate, cherries, orange, pear, pineapple, dragonfruit, raspberries, grapes, watermelon, apple, broccoli, carrots, peas, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, celery, beets, avocado, bread, strawberries, chicken, shrimp, salmon, honey, cookies, soda, steak, fast food, fries
Each word has a vocabulary card (with an authentic picture). My students love being able to make real life connections from looking at the high quality photographs.
There are 13 fully written out lesson plans for you to use while teaching this unit.
1. What would a superhero eat?
2. Where does our food come from?
3. Fruit Investigation: Using our 5 senses to explore fruits
4. Vegetable Investigation: Using our 5 senses to explore vegetables
5. What is a grain?
6. Where do dairy products come from?
7. What is protein?
8. A well balanced diet
9. What is wrong with sugar?
10. What are germs? (and why it’s important to wash your hands)
11. How do we keep our teeth healthy?
12. Why is exercise important?
13. Culmination: We can teach others how to live a healthy lifestyle.
All lessons are presented in the 5-E format. (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) They are written out step by step! Each lesson also comes with engaging activities to help your children understand the objectives in a hands-on way. Many of the lessons also contain links to videos and resources to use while teaching the lesson!
Your students will LOVE these activities. I even included an additional file complete with foods and prices if you want to set up a farmer's market in your classroom.
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