ERIC Number: ED239919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Growing Classroom: A Garden-Based Science and Nutrition Curriculum for 2nd through 6th Grades. Book 3: Nutrition.
Appel, Gary; And Others
This guide for teaching nutrition is Book Three in Project Life Lab's (Santa Cruz, California) three-part curriculum for a garden-based science and nutrition program for grades 2-6. The curriculum is designed for use as an integrated program, but the books can be used independently. It is suggested that the use of student journals can greatly enhance the effectiveness of the curriculum by providing a place for students to record data and observations as well as feelings. The use of journals is referred to in many of the lessons. Divided into six units, this book contains lessons on: (1) food choices; (2) the basic four food groups; (3) nutrients; (4) digestion; (5) food consumerism; and (6) recipes for snacks based upon information learned in the preceding lessons. Each lesson provides the stated purpose of the lesson, a list of all necessary materials, the type of activity to be carried out along with needed background information, discussion questions for tying the lesson together, and additional activities and follow-up lessons. (JW)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Consumer Education, Cooking Instruction, Demonstration Programs, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Gardening, Health Activities, Health Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Recipes (Food), Validated Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Live Oak School District, Santa Cruz, CA.