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
Students 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 consumer...
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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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An Introduction to Sewing Patterns

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce 21st-century learners to family and consumer sciences with an activity that asks class pairs to select a pattern, fabric, thread, and notions to create a sewing project. Scholars read the pattern, measure enough fabric and...
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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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How a Slush Machine Works

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A slush-making machine is taken apart to show how it works. Antifreeze in the form of sugar crystals and constant movement prevent the entire mixture from freezing solid. We find that this simple summer treat is the result of a complex...
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Bio Build-up

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Trace pollutants through the environment in the seventh lesson plan 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 chemicals...
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Consumerism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the techniques that companies use to sell their products.  For 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
Young scholars complete a food chain. In this ecosystem activity, students learn about producers, consumers and decomposers. Young scholars 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 lesson, 2nd graders are assigned a role and a commodity.  Each...
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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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Food Chain Interactions

For Students 5th - 7th
In this food chain worksheet, students label a picture, correctly identifying each plant or animal as consumer, producer or 'decomposer'. Students answer additional short essay or fill in the blank questions about the food chain on three...
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The Magnificent Food Web!

For Students 5th - 8th
In this food web activity, students place 16 plants and animals into what role they play in an ecosystem: producer, primary consumer, secondary consumer, and tertiary consumer.
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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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Follow the Food Chain

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the content of owl pellets. In this biology lesson, 7th graders identify the organism remains found in these pellets. They draw a food chain based on evidence collected.
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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,...