The activities in this lesson teach students the importance of breakfast and exercise. It uses the math concepts of a tally table and frequency table to measure and record the class’ progress in eating a healthy breakfast and exercising daily.
Categories: Agriculture, Food & Nutrition | Age: K - 5th
This hands-on activity helps students understand that before an item ever leaves a factory, or enters a store, it began as a resource or product in the natural world - most likely agriculture. For grades K-3, pair this activity with the Eric Carle book Pancakes, Pancakes!, available from AITC’s Free Loan Library.
Making yogurt is a tasty and interactive way to learn about helpful microorganisms in the food supply. This demonstration lesson with lecture, uses powdered milk and requires no cooking. It’s prefect for a classroom.
Select four slices of bread preferably from a loaf without preservatives (this will speed your mold growth.) Give each piece the following treatment and then place the slices into a “treatment-labeled” Ziploc bag. Store the bags in a warm, dark place for incubation
Common plastic is made from petroleum, a fossil fuel and non-renewable resource. Increasingly, plastic products are being made from biomass which is made from renewable resources, often by-products of agricultural processes.
This fast-moving relay race teaches students that before any product leaves a factory, or enters a store, it began as a resource or product of the natural world - most likely agriculture. Students will work in teams and run a relay race where they have to quickly decide the source of a product and then race to place it into one of the buckets marked Factory, Store, Farm or Earth.
Categories: Agriculture, Biology, Natural Resources | Age: K - 12th
This is a two-part lesson that can be done over a week. It begins by using vinegar to dissolve an egg’s shell (dissolution) without breaking the membrane that contains the egg. The shell-less eggs are used in the second part of the experiment to study osmosis, the movement of water across a membrane