Worksheet - The Six Essential Nutrients

Grade Levels
7th - 9th, Homeschool
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This condensed 3-page worksheet product is designed to introduce middle school and lower high school biology students to the topic of the 6 essential nutrients. Topics covered by the 1-page reading include: why we need to eat, what is a nutrient, carbohydrates, fats or lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. A 1-page review page follows, featuring short answer questions and a summary table. Finally, a 1-page color-coded answer key is included.

Product Contents:

Page 1 - Reading Exercise:

  • Why we need to eat food
  • What is a nutrient
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats/Lipids
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fiber (technically not a nutrient, but important for body health)

Page 2 - Review Exercise:

  • Review exercise that asks students to give reasons why need to eat and then fill in a detailed summary table that reviews the role of each nutrient and lists important food sources of each particular nutrient.

Page 3 - Answer Key

  • Color-coded answer key that can be used by the teacher alone, displayed to students on a screen/interactive white board, or handed out to students who have completed the document.

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  • This worksheet comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable WORD document
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Relevant CC Standard(s) and/or NGSS Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:


Life Science – From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. Emphasis is on functions at the organism system level such as nutrient uptake, water delivery, and organism movement in response to neural stimuli. An example of an interacting system could be an artery depending on the proper function of elastic tissue and smooth muscle to regulate and deliver the proper amount of blood within the circulatory system. Assessment does not include interactions and functions at the molecular or chemical reaction level.


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