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  • The background image was taken from “Images” on It can also be found at
  • The video was made using Camtasia Relay.
  • The Connecticut State Department of Education’s standards for second grade science include that the students should know that “Human beings, like all other living things, have special nutritional needs for survival” (Connecticut State Department of Education, 2010, pg. 30).The video was made using Camtasia Relay.
  • This will be useful in teaching about the topic of fruits and vegetables, because it is a great blog for incorporating activities and reading about other people’s ideas. It also links to a fun website for students. This website includes superhero children that get powers from a specific color of fruit and vegetables. It is very interactive and allows students to click on a specific superhero and see which fruits and vegetables give him or her that power, and how.
  • This podcast is a way to keep students engaged and incorporate technology in the classroom. Students have technology in their lives all the time, so by using this podcast as a teaching tool we can present the material in a way that is interesting to them.
  • This video will be used to introduce the idea of creating a class garden that will teach the students about seeds, plants, as well as nutrition. By using this video students will be able to better understand how plants grow, as well as where our fruits and vegetables come from.The garden image was taken from “Images” on It can also be found at
  • The diagram was created using Kidspiration.How would this diagram/GO be used in an actual lesson?The students would be given this diagram as a handout in the beginning of the unit. I would go over the words with them and tell them that we will be learning about all of the words. Throughout the unit we will refer back to this diagram to review the vocabulary that the students have learned in the lesson. We would go over the words again at the end of the unit and what each one means. 2. How does this visual enhance student understanding of the topic?The visual will enhance the students’ understanding of the topic because it will give them something to refer to during the unit and will become familiar to them as they progress. It will also give them a feeling of accomplishment when they learn a new word on the diagram and can share what it means.
  • Farmanac App- and Vegetable Word Search-
  • Fruit and Vegetable Worksheet- Eating Graphic-
  • This website also incorporates literature and lesson extensions to enhance the lesson. It also has activity links for lessons and relates to the science standards.This image was taken from “Images” on It can also be found at:
  • Elementary Games: image was taken from “Images” on It can also be found at:
  • Global School Net:
  • USDA on Twitter- This could be used as a class discussion starter for the topic. It also helps the students and teacher stay updated on the latest things that are affecting the food we are learning about.Let’s Move Facebook- This campaign can be incorporated in the classroom to get involved with a nationwide campaign to combat childhood obesity.
  • Fruits & vegetables

    1. 1. Fruits & Vegetables Kimberly Noel Intended for Grade 2 Science
    2. 2. Technology Integration• Rationale: - Fruits and vegetables are a necessary part of any balanced diet. Unfortunately, many people do not eat enough of these to be the healthiest they can be. By using technology, students can be introduced to fruits and vegetables in a way they have not seen them before. They can learn more about the nutritional value and benefits of eating a variety of these foods. (Windows Media)
    3. 3. Technology Integration cont.-The goal of this lesson is to teach students aboutfruits and vegetables from a scientific perspective toshow that they are an excellent source of vitaminsand minerals to keep their bodies healthy.-As adults many people have not been exposed tothe growing variety of fruits and vegetables thathave become available to them in their local stores.Technology would also help students to see andlearn about different types of fruits and vegetablesthat may not be familiar to them in their homes. (Windows Media)
    4. 4. Internet Content-The internet will allow students to learn muchmore about why they need to include these foods intheir diet. They can also talk to experts in the fieldof nutrition, watch videos, look at pictures, and goto educational websites.-The next three slides will give an example of thetypes of content on the internet that are available.
    5. 5. Internet Blog • (Click link to visit site)-This blog has great ideas for healthy snacks forchildren, as well as activities to do with them to getthem better acquainted with fruits and vegetables.
    6. 6. Internet Podcast• eal_meals_podcasts.html (Click link to visit site) -This video podcast has examples of quick easy things that kids can help prepare using fruits and vegetables.
    7. 7. YouTube Video• (Click on link to view the video)
    8. 8. Internet Resource 1 • (Click link to visit site)-This website provides a lot of information onhealthy food as well as a cookbook the class cancreate and personalize. This would be a great wayto extend their learning into their homeenvironment. It also has links to other websites thatwould be interesting to students.
    9. 9. Internet Resource 2 • (Click link to visit site)-This website includes links to videos, informationon food, and keeping track of the food you eat. Thiswill help answers students questions including howmany, and what kinds of fruits and vegetables theyshould be eating.
    10. 10. Internet Resource 3• ?navid=PEOPLES_GARDEN (Click link to visit site) -The People’s Garden works to create gardens in schools and communities across the country. They must be collaborative and help the community. They are in all 50 states and rely on volunteers. The website also has pictures and a map that can help find local gardens.
    11. 11. Kidspiration Diagram-This diagramlists some of thevocabularywords that thestudents willlearn throughoutthe unit. Thiswebsite can beused to help indefining thewords.
    12. 12. Teaching Materials 1• Farmanac App (Click link to visit site) -This app can be used to look at multiple fruits and vegetables. It also tells the student if it is in season and how to select it in the store.• Fruit and Vegetable Word Search (Click link to visit site) -This word search can be used at the beginning of the unit to introduce some basic fruits and vegetable names.
    13. 13. Teaching Materials 2• Fruit and Vegetable Worksheet (Click link to visit site) -This worksheet will help assess the types of fruits and vegetables they have been exposed to.• Healthy Eating Graphic (Click link to visit site) -This graphic will be given to the students to keep track at home how well their dinner plate looks like the graphic. They will then record what they had and we can discuss in class.
    14. 14. Subject Specific Resource• Science Net Links ( -This website has many different links to lessons and activities that incorporate fruits and vegetables, as well as good nutrition in general.
    15. 15. Uses of the Internet 1• Interactive Website: -Elementary Games (Click link to visit site) -This is a website that has coloring pages, games, and writing pages. Here students can use the tools on this website to further their familiarity and extend their learning into a writing topic.
    16. 16. Uses of the Internet 2• Online Project: -Global School Net (Click link to visit site) -This website has projects that classes can participate in. The class would be doing many different types of learning activities. These would include learning about how food relates to culture and health issues that arise from poor diet.
    17. 17. Web 2.0• USDA on Twitter -The United States Department of Agriculture is on Twitter and updates frequently on places that are “going green” and comments on some problem that farms are having.• Let’s Move Facebook -The Let’s Move Campaign encourages kids to eat right and stay active.
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