Science Sampler: Thanksgiving and the science of Native American foodsby: Sandra Flank

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Keeping students interested around the holidays can be challenging. This article explores how to engage them with an interdisciplinary science lesson focused on Native American food preservation. The lesson reinforces concepts about food and introduces new content while teaching a bit of history.

Grades
  • Middle
Publication Date
11/1/2003

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Reviews (2)
  • on Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:08 PM

I was looking for something to incorperate in to a lesson plan about Native Americans in science as well as social studies. This looks like something I can use.

Scott Way
Scott Way

  • on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:45 AM

This article describes an interdisciplinary activity that focuses around the preservation of food by Native Americans. Students explore through research and practice salt curing of food. Students also explore the pH of foods. Although this activity was designed to use near Thanksgiving these activities might be a different way to introduce the concept of pH into the curriculum as well as the process of evaporation.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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