Family and Consumer Science Teacher Resources

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Apples: Family and Consumer Science

For Teachers 7th
Learning to cook and making good food choices are extremely important life skills. Seventh graders explore food science in relation to health and nutrition, by conducting several experiments on apples. Websites, movies, and instructional...
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Kitchen Vocabulary Words

For Teachers 7th
Working in groups of four, class members sort cards, labeled with kitchen equipment vocabulary words, into groups based on function, i.e., mixing tools, measurement tools, serving tools, baking pans, stove top pans, or preparation tools....
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Introductory Game, Consumed

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars play a board game that reviews the basic areas of family and consumer sciences. They follow the directions found in the space on which he/she lands. Play continues until someone has consumed all of the family and...
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Interdisciplinary Unit On Wellness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a portfolio throughout their middle school years on wellness. Students explore their awareness of the connections between health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences with particular emphasis on the areas...
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The Pursuit of Excellence

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Who doesn’t love French pastries and the idea of hard work? Discover different philosophies on hard work, and the skills of French pastry chefs as the documentary concerning the “Best Craftsmen in France” or Meilleures Ouvriers de France...
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Analytics - How It Works

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Drawings flash across the screen as a narrator discusses how we extract meaning from digital information. Show this video to your high school engineering learners or in a computer science class. It may also be valuable to include in a...
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Bio Build-up

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Trace pollutants through the environment in the seventh instructional activity of this series on the science of food. Looking at a picture of the plants and animals in an aquatic ecosystem, learners use dot stickers to represent harmful...
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Consumerism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the techniques that companies use to sell their products.  In this consumerism lesson students create an ad for a company and create a handcrafted butterfly. 
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Housing Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Find everything you need for a two-week home construction simulation project for your high school economics class. They come up with the plans for a custom home including the cost per square foot, interest rate, mortgage term, down...
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Activity: Paper Cup Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Hold a competition in your science or engineering class to find out which group can design the most effective new style of paper cup from a single sheet of paper. Each group will be challenged by this activity and will have fun at the...
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Food For Thought

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Science can be quite tasty. A delectable unit from NASA shows learners why it's important to consider food, nutrition, and health in space. Four lessons explore the idea in great depth, including testing cookie recipes. Along the way,...
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Prairie Food Chains & Webs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete a food chain. In this ecosystem lesson, students learn about producers, consumers and decomposers. Students identify herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and complete two worksheets.
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Agriculture Pays

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders role play one of the jobs related to agriculture and explain their role in getting one of the five "f's" of agriculture to the consumer.  In this agriculture instructional activity, 2nd graders are assigned a role and a...
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A Day Without Agriculture

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders define and create a list of agricultural products.  In this producers and consumers lesson, 2nd graders participate in a contest to find as many types of agriculture as they can.  The student who comes up with the best...
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Smart Consumers

For Teachers 4th - 7th
You can help students cut through the hype and find out for themselves which brands are best by becoming consumer scientists.
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Forest Food Chains and Webs

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore forest ecological systems. In this ecology lesson, students classify forest plants and animals according to their ecological roles. Students play a related vocabulary guessing game.  Students choose a card on which a...
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Ecosystem Interactions in Refuges

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders, using national parks as models, illustrate the energy flow in ecosystems. Working in groups, they use murals, flow charts, or other visual displays to record their findings. Students represent the food chains and webs...
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Insect Travel Brochure

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explain what a trophic level is and how different organisms fit into different trophic levels. They observes different insect habitats and find reasons for why some habitats may be better suited for insects, than other...
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Food Chains

For Teachers 2nd
Have your class discuss food chains using this presentation. This resource goes through a step by step exploration of plants and the food chain. It talks about the energy of the sun, producers and consumers, herbivores and carnivores,...
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Solve Real World Problems That Involve a Combination of Rates, Proportions and Percents

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Applying unit conversions to word problems and scenarios is the name of the game in this approachable and yet dense presentation. A wide range of rate, ratio, and proportion problems are covered in a step-by-step manner, with particular...
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Cooking with Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use class time to perfect your hollandaise sauce with a chemistry lesson. It includes two activities to teach about immiscible liquids, emulsifiers, and creating a stable homogenous mixture. Young scientists first mix liquids in a...
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Reproductive System

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's every health and science teacher's favorite subject to cover: the reproductive system. This comprehensive lesson introduces adolescents to the reproductive anatomy of men and women with the help of a series of diagrams, discussions,...
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Biomolecules

For Students 7th - 12th
Do you think complex carbohydrates debate the meaning of life? A scientific video covers biomolecules and monomers including all four types: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. It also offers a pneumonic device to help...
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Aerogel Cookies

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Cookies are definitely important for scientific learning. To study aerogels, future engineers use chocolate chip cookie dough to make models. Their task is to design a process that removes the chocolate chips from the cookie dough,...

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