Phase 1: Relative Advantages Students need to learn how nutrition contributes to a healthy lifestyle and how they can choose the right servings of the different food groups to lead a healthy life. Smart board helps the blank poster visible to all students. The lesson can be better guided and modeled. The Blast off game and mypyramid.gov gives students an interactive and fun way to learn the material as well as another resource to look up at free time for more kid-friendly information on health
Phase 2: Objectives and Assessment Essential Question: How does nutrition contribute to a healthy lifestyle? Aim/Objective: Students will be able to… Identify the 6 food groups, and their appropriate daily serving size. Explore the concept of choosing healthier foods and discuss examples of healthy options for all the food groups. Be able to chart the foods they eat during one day and place each food into the appropriate food group. Standards: LE 5.3 A- Humans need a variety of healthy foods, exercise, and rest in order to grow and maintain good health.
Phase 2: Objectives and Assessment The Blast off game gives them examples of healthy and less healthy options and how it fuels your body differently. You can assess the Blast Off game by making sure each student receives a Certificate at the end. Assessment: Completion of Independent worksheets, Pyramid that was done together as a class, and certification from the Blast Off game Follow up: Students will be able to then make up a food pyramid poster with a group of 4 or 5 peers Students will be able to finish an end of unit assessment on nutrition. Students will better understand healthy living and eating through the brain pop video, class discussion, and at managing their own nutrition practice with the Blast Off game.
NYS Standards and Prior Knowledge LE 5.3 A- Humans need a variety of healthy foods, exercise, and rest in order to grow and maintain good health.
Phase 3 – Design Integration Strategies Activate prior knowledge and ask students to write down anything they know about the different food groups: What are the different food groups? Examples? Serving sizes? Use Brain Pop video to gain student’s interest about Nutrition BrainPopVideo Use the smart board to show the MyPyramid for Kids poster . Poster Pass out the black-and-white MyPyramidfor Kids handout to each student. Have a guided and interactive mini-lesson filling our what should go in each food group as well as the appropriate servings for each group. SmartBoardGuidedLesson
Phase 3- Design Integration Strategies Show students http://www.mypyramid.gov/ Have 2 stations in the classroom: 1 station is with computers while you show them mypyramid.gov. and prepare students adequately to use the technology and the website. One station is for independent worksheets from my.pyramid.gov that give practice to the different food groups as well as relates it to their nutritional lifestyle. Independent Worksheet Independent Worksheet Blast off game
Phase 3 – Design Integration Strategies Smart board helps the blank poster visible to all students. The lesson can be better guided and modeled. The Blast off game and mypyramid.gov gives students an interactive and fun way to learn the material as well as another resource to look up at free time for more kid-friendly information on health . The station with the Blast off game is monitored by the teacher to help students adequately use technologies.
Phase 4 - Prepare the Instructional Environment Materials that are needed to carry out instructional strategies: Smart board Brain pop video prepared, blast off game prepared on smart board to model MyPyramid for Kids handout Independent worksheets (3 for each student) Computers for half the class with MyPyramid.gov set up and directions for how to get to the Blast off game Resources should be arranged so that there are 2 stations. One with computers for half the class and one with independent worksheets prepared. The teacher must be prepared to know if all the computers are fully powered and are on the mypyramid.gov website with the directions of how to get to the Blast Off Game.
Phase 5 – Evaluate and revise Integration Strategies Stations help the teacher focus on a smaller group for the students who were on the computers. Use the smart board to model the Blast off game. Make sure the students are filling out the independent worksheets. If the computer station takes longer than the independent worksheet page, have students at the independent worksheet station start cutting out magazines of different foods for the next day’s activity. The technology integration was an important tool to let students have fun with their learning and explore different interactive tools on mypyramid.gov. It was important to find a kid-friendly educational website that focuses on healthy living and eating.
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