Nutrients

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Roots absorbing nutrients from soil.

Student Application

Investigate what seeds need to germinate and how plants must receive the basic needs of life to grow.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know the functions of the plant parts.
    1. Roots function to soak up water, minerals, and nutrients from the soil. They also serve as anchors that keep the plant in place.
    2. The stem is like a highway for food and water to travel up through the plant. The stem also holds the ...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Bring a whole live plant (root, stem, leaves, and flower) to class. Hold it up for the students' observations. Ask them to tell the parts of this plant. Have older students draw the plant and label its parts.
  2. After viewing t...

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Nutrients

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Graphic of decomposed nutrients dropping into soil.

Student Application

What animals eat tells what kind of organism they are. Learn how organisms eat different foods from their habitats for energy and why we call this a "Food Chain".


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that organisms require energy to move, breathe, think, and grow.
  2. Students will know that life forms inhabit areas on the earth called habitats, where food is available to them. Food is the source of energy for organisms.
  3. Students will realize that food chains are the key to how the s...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Discuss with the students what they had for breakfast. List on the board. The list might include fruit, cereal, toast, eggs, bacon, juice, etc. Then select students to tell the source of each of these items. For example, the bacon comes from pigs that eat plants that get th...

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Label showing contents.

Student Application

Nutritious foods are full of nutrients that help our bodies grow and stay healthy. Learn how many foods are good for you and start eating them.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will learn about the new USDA MyPlate food guidelines and food groups.
  2. Students will understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods.
  3. Students will learn how to identify healthy foods and incorporate them into meals and snacks.
  4. Students will discover that eating he...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Plan a Menu. Ask students to use the USDA MyPlate food guidelines and lessons from the video to make a weekly menu for their families. Encourage students to consider portion sizes, servings of each food group per day, and their families dietary preferences. Ask students to share their menus with their families and report back to class. Send a note...

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