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Nutrition Label Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Nutritional labels are everywhere, yet so few of us take the time to use them! Here is a activity that learners can use to practice calculating such features as calories, carbohydrates, and serving size based on real examples of...
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Uncover the Truth about Food Labels

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students understand the information on food labels. In this food label lesson, students dissect food labels for health information. Students learn to calculate calories. Students complete an interactive quiz.
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Energy Content of Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do athletes load up on carbohydrates the evening before a competition? The lesson helps answer this question as it relates the type of food to the amount of energy it contains. After a discussion, scholars perform an experiment to...
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Nutrition Labels

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students read and interpret nutrition fact labels ("food labels") from food products, a task that involves the use of various mathematics skills (e.g., number concepts and number sense).
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Fast Fats: A Nutritional Analysis of America's Obsession with Fast Foods

For Teachers 10th - 12th
How do you read a nutritional label? Help high schoolers practice reading nutritional labels on foods so they can calculate the calories in different types of foods. They will also examine the effects of fat on the body and the link to...
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Energy of a Peanut

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are you nuts? An engaging experiment burns nuts to find their kilocalories. Young chemists analyze at least two different types of nuts with their experimental results versus what is on the package. The resource offers a great lab for...
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Soul Food Junkies: Portions

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Serve up a rate of percents. The Math at the Core resource investigates the percent of daily value of sodium and saturated fats in different foods. Pupils determine the number of serving sizes they eat of popular snack foods and...
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Energy Flow in the Garden

For Teachers 4th Standards
How can you tell what an owl has eaten? Study the food chain and flow of energy in an ecosystem by dissecting an owl pellet and noting the bones found inside. Additionally, the activity includes a game about consumers and producers with...
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Food Fat

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate snack foods based on calories and fat. In small groups, they use this information to make informed and wise food choices. Students graphically represent the fat in a food by measuring the equivalent of the food fat with...
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Graphing Our Snacks

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students gather information from Nutrition Facts labels on their favorite snack foods. They graph the fat content of the foods and reflect on what they see.
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Determination of Purity of Food Colours Using Paper Chromatography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is food color pure or made up of multiple colors? The fifth experiment in a series of seven encourages scholars to identify the color components in food coloring. They use paper chromatography to identify which colors are present and...
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Cat Food

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Determine the right mix of cans of cat food. The resource consists of an assessment task to determine the cost to feed two cats for a specific number of days and requires scholars to interpret remainders within a context. The resource...
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A Serving By Any Other Name

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine the information given on food labels. They also discover what a serving size is and determine how much they eat over the suggested serving. They also calculate the number of calories are in different foods.
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Reading & Using a Nutrition Label

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discover the importance of healthy eating. Using food nutrition labels, they read and examine the nutritional value. Students collect the data on a spreadsheet and create a graph. They analyze the media influences on product...
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Energy Balance in Your Life

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do young learners figure out how to balance their energy in and their energy out? The main thing to understand is calories. How many calories are in foods and beverages consumed and how many calories are burned off by physical...
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Lesson: Guilt-Free Chocolate

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Experiment with chocolate coating on cookies! What a delightful way to learn about food processing and chemical engineering. Throughout this activity, groups collect measurements and make calculations. They conclude by writing...
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What Is a Calorie?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Learners discover how we measure a healthy energy budget for our bodies with this educational video from TED-Ed. It reviews not only the definition of a calorie, but also such concepts as basal metabolic rate and how to properly perceive...
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Sugar Packets

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Depending on your eating habits, you just may not want to know the answer to the inquiry-based question! The task is to determine the number of sugar packets in one 20-ounce soda. Learners use nutritional information from the sugar and...
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The Quicker the Better? Food Processing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders evaluate the nutrition of various foods. In this healthy eating lesson, 6th graders discuss the processing of many common foods and what this means. Students identify and research unfamiliar ingredients in processed foods...
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Fast Food Frolics

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create healthy and unhealthy meal advertisement posters based on the research they do on fast food nutrition. In this fast food nutrition lesson plan, students research nutritional guides from fast food restaurants and compare...
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Healthy Food Choices

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students identify healthy food choices. In this nutrition activity, students review the food pyramid and write down their favorite food on a post-it note. Students create a bar graph of favorite foods using the post-it notes.
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How Much is There to Eat?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine food production related to population density. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students gather data regarding food production in the American South and in India. Learners follow the outlined steps to calculate the...
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Cereal Box Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Challenge your class with this fun and engaging engineering design project. The goal, to create a brand new cereal complete with a list of ingredients, a name and logo, and a box to hold it in. Starting with a survey to determine the...
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Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's time to increase the heat! Young chemists demonstrate heat transfer and heat capacity in an activity-packed lab, showing the transitions between solid, liquid, and gaseous phases of materials. Individuals plot data as the changes...