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Heating and Cooling Lesson Plans

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Heating and Cooling Lesson Plans

The science of heating and cooling is perfect for hands-on experiences and thought experiments. Add polar bears for maximum fun!

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Nutrition and Eye Health Classroom Activities

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Nutrition and Eye Health Classroom Activities

Healthy eyes are part of overall health, so eating right, exercising, and getting enough rest are important for healthy eyes. Recent research confirms, however, that certain foods and nutrients are especially good for the eyes; in fact, people who eat these foods throughout their lives have less age-related vision loss as they age. Help your students develop good eating habits that will protect their eyes from now on — and get some math and social studies practice at the same time. The foods that make the difference: leafy green vegetables citrus fruits carrots oily fish like sardines...

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Thanksgiving Hand Turkey Lesson

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Thanksgiving Hand Turkey Lesson

  Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without a turkey on the table for most families. This gives us a great opportunity to teach our students about turkeys, both domestic and wild, and to have some fun while we’re at it. This activity is great for younger children. Thanksgiving Hand Turkey Art Lesson Objectives Develop fine motor skills Investigate animal facts Build color recognition skills Explore shape, texture, and pattern Distinguish between reality and fiction Lesson steps Read a Thanksgiving themed turkey story with your students. We have plenty of recommendations...

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The Three Sisters and Co-Planting

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The Three Sisters and Co-Planting

  When the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts and settled Pilmoth, they entered the territory of the indigenous peoples who had lived there for centuries, the Wampanoag. Although their relationship with the Pilgrims wasn’t always amicable, the Wampanoag people taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate three important New World plants: corn, beans, and squash.¬†Learning about the relationship among these different plants can help students understand agriculture and nutrition. Many Native American tribes used companion planting techniques to raise these three crops together. Although each...

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Butter Making Activity and Nutrition Lesson

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Butter Making Activity and Nutrition Lesson

A favorite classroom activity around Thanksgiving is to make butter and enjoy it on warm bread. It’s the perfect activity to do when dressed up like Pilgrims¬†and while learning about the voyage of the Mayflower or the history of Thanksgiving. This activity is best for young age groups from Kindergarten to Second Grade. It’s also best done with a class of around 20-25 students to spread out the work . Making butter is also a great way to start a discussion about fats and oils in nutrition. Supplies Jar with lid 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 Bowls Salt Directions Pour heavy whipping...

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Healthy Kids Lesson Plans

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Healthy Kids Lesson Plans

President Kennedy said that physical fitness is not only important for physical health, but that it is also “the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Still, we know that many of our students (and maybe even some of us) aren’t making the lifestyle choices that lead to optimum health and fitness. Try a lesson that looks at some of those choices. This lesson begins with infograpics. You might want to start with our Infographics Lesson Plans, using the health-related infographics offered here as the starting point. Start by printing or projecting this...

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