Classroom activities that celebrate National Nutrition month include a food color activity, a mystery tasting party, a food guessing game, a making healthy choices lesson and a nutritional geography lesson, all suggested by Education World. Scholastic suggests a cafeteria tour, good eating habits lessons, creating a healthy plate of food, creating a class book, a healthy versus unhealthy foods game and a lesson teaching kids to explain healthy eating habits.Continue Reading
Scholastic recommends books that contain lessons about healthy eating, including "Something Good" by Robert Munsch, "A Balanced Diet" by Catherine Veitch, "Gregory, the Terrible Eater" by Mitchell Sharmat and "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato" by Lauren Child. The National Endowment for the Arts suggests that schools institute a school breakfast week during the month and a Bag the Junk program; both activities are suitable for kindergarten through 12th grade.
For the younger students, the NEA suggests Super Crew for Kids, reading "The Hungry Caterpillar" and activities found on Fizzy’s Lunch Lab website. For grades 6 through 8, the organization suggests the "Dining Decisions Game" and the "Escape From DIAB" online educational game. For older students, the foundation offers tips about games from Nutrition Café, Choose My Plate, SuperTrackers, Team Nutrition and the activities offered by the government-sponsored Let's Move! program.Learn more about K-12 Curriculum
Bikini Bottom Genetics is a classroom activity developed by the BioEYES education organization to introduce concepts of classical genetics and inheritance to children using the characters of the Nickolodeon show "SpongeBob Squarepants." Using these characters as examples, children learn about genetics concepts such as dominant and recessive states of alleles and the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to determine the odds of observing specific phenotypes in the offspring of two parents with specific genotypes.Full Answer >
One science project about plants for a third grade student is to test whether a cut flower lasts longer in warm or cold water by adding food coloring and tracking the amount of color the flowers display over time. Another idea is to test the affect of various chemical compounds, such as motor oil, orange juice or baking soda, on the growth of a plant.Full Answer >
Education World explains that there are a lot of fun games for middle school students. Students are only limited by their imaginations. Students can create a family conversation journal, create a family newspaper, grow their own herbs, or create a virtual tour of their middle school or local community.Full Answer >
According to KidsHealth, a food nutrition chart offers parents a guide to the amount of food a child should ingest, based on the age, size and activity level of the child. The recommended amounts increase as the child gets older.Full Answer >