At 9:05am, students rushed into the classroom and ran to the table where their snacks were.
I made a transparency of centimeter graph paper and each student placed their transparency over the grease stain. They used a dry erase markers to shade in any square that had a grease stain. If the square had a tiny amount of grease, they counted that as half.
As you can see, our snacks had quite a large amount of fat in them! Lesson learned!
Throughout the day today, I had two students come up to me and say:
“I’m craving an apple!”
“Something is wrong with me. I already ate two apples today.”
No joke…can’t even make this stuff up if I tried! :)
We also made a bar graph with our results.
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– Dissecting My Lunch
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– Sugar Shock Investigation (Pictures, directions, colorful posters)
– Food Pyramid Lessons
– My Food Log
– Mission Nutrition with a colorful award to print
– Nutrition Label Analysis
– Making Smart Food Choices at Breakfast
– Colorful posters for each of the food groups
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– Fruit Vs. Fries: Who Will Win? Experiment and pictures of the experiment, along with colorful poster
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