SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts. This SciGuide was co-developed between FDA and NSTA.
Eat smart, move more. To younger school-age kids, learning about nutrition is all about the food. But that's just part of the story. Nutrition education is science-based, addressing how food turns into you - and how smart food choices can help you be your personal best! Physical activity often fits into the message. What is food for living things? How is food digested so it can provide energy and help you grow and stay healthy? What are nutrients, what do they do, and where do they come from?
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||Engaging and Interactive Nutrition Resources
||Alana on November 10, 2012
The Nutrition SciGuide is a fantastic resource to get ideas how to teach nutritional lessons. The SciGuide is broken up into three sections, Food, Body Functions, and Food Choices. The sections all relate to each other, while breaking up the topic of nutrition into important and useful parts. Each section has an abundance of lessons, interactive websites, and kid-friendly resources. The lesson plans are well organized, descriptive, and easy to follow. They are formatted for specific grade levels, but can be adapted for all grade levels.
I did find a few web links that didn’t connect to the site, but I used Google to find the correct link.
I recommend this SciGuide to any teacher looking for a place to start when teaching nutrition. The SciGuide is a wealth of information readily available and easily accessible.
||Life Sciences review on Organisms
||Eugene Pascual on December 1, 2012
||This science guide on life science is a great resource for the elementary classroom. This guide has provided me with math graphs and vocabulary to help me with integrating language arts and math curriculum into the science curriculum. The Science Guide Map is very resourceful to plan well in advance a map for a quarter or semester. What I truly enjoyed in reviewing this science guide were the web links that allowed me to a plethora of information. You can easily spend many hours developing your plan.
The guide map provides starting points for your lessons. In a displayed treemap, the science guide is broken down in three themed areas: community, ecosystems, and environment. By clicking any of these themed curriculum, a general focus can be developed by browsing through this specific site as it is linked to another site. These links can send you to websites for national geographic, university, pbs.org, educational, science links, etc. Some lessons are provided with support of videos, worksheets, activities. The lessons are well detailed for any teacher to pick up and do with preparation.
The science guides has helped me with my lessons with life science for the 4th grade. I was able to make science more interesting with learning about the cell structures between an animal and plant. This activity helped open a segway into the life cycles of animals, food chains, food webs and the effects it has on the environment. I’m using questions generated from the science guides and have changed my lesson multiple times to integrate other new information from the website.
My favorite of this science guide that I found very useful in the classroom has been the ecosystem themes. I thought that this would help in my lessons which are currently on life science. Learning about food chains and food webs. With the help of the website, I was able to make photo copies of the various animals from different systems: land, ocean, air. Students would need to take a photo copy and form a food chain by moving themselves in the correct order. If a student could not find a spot, the class would discuss the possibilities. Some students were able to discover that omnivores were more versatile in the food chain making themselves more important.
The ideas that I got were from reading many of the lessons. The ecosystem had many great ideas to choose from and hands on activities for kids.