Evelyn Ibonia

5th Grade Teacher


Mililani Uka Elementary

Recent Posts by Evelyn

Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:59 AM in Nutrition SciPack
I finally completed the Nutrition SciPack and all I can say is, WOW! That was a lot of information. Some I had to read multiple times because they were completely going over my head. There was a lot of useful information that I got out of it though. I was envisioning how to link nutrition to the body systems that we are covering this quarter. I think I'll be trying out the "It's all about the...

Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:30 PM in Nutrition
I agree, everyone has so many awesome ideas for teaching nutrition. I think as educators we are definitely doing our part in promoting healthy eating and wellness in the school. So now it will depend on whether the parents and students are doing their part at home. I was able to do the food group/physical activity with my students that I had mentioned in a previous post. It turned out really w...

Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:04 AM in Nutrition
Thanks for sharing about the website. I may try it with my 5th graders as well. At this age, some are still not making the best food choices. I just learned about "Go, Slow, Whoa" from the Health class that I am taking! It's a cute way to get the kids thinking about the different kinds of food they eat and how often they should be eating them. Before the instructor talked about "Go, Slow, W...

Recent Reviews by Evelyn

Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:17 AM
4 Nutrition SciGuide Review
The Nutrition SciGuide provides a plethora of information and resources for helping you teach or embed nutrition into your lessons. This SciGuide pairs very well with the Nutrition SciPack, which I would recommend teachers to view first as it provides a “review” of how nutrition is linked to the body systems. What is great about this SciGuide is that it is broken down into “themes” so if there’s one particular topic you are interested in, you can go directly to that theme. Then, each theme contains links to sites in NSTA and outside sources related to the topic, including videos and simulations. This SciGuide will be most helpful when I teach body systems. Currently the unit that I teach focuses primarily on the functions of each system, but to tie in nutrition with the unit would make it more meaningful for the students. They can begin to make connections of the importance of nutrition to our bodies. Although the SciGuide contains numerous links to wonderful resources, some links are no longer available. A suggestion would be to keep the SciGuide updated as current as possible.