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Fruit and Vegetable, Vitamins and Minerals

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:
Individual


 

Summary:
A comprehensive lesson on the study of Vitamins and Minerals, their functions in the body, how fruits and vegetables are a good food source, the deficiencies in the body that may occur due to a lack of and some of the characteristics relating to them.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Food And Nutrition I
Strand 5 Standard 1

Identify select vitamins, their food sources, functions, and deficiencies in the body. STEM (Math/Science/Biology)

Materials:
Optional Videos:

Vitamin Basics, #18295, 22 minutes, Learning Seed, $89.
Minerals You Eat: From Calcium to Zinc, #20797, 22 minutes, Learning Seed, $89.

Handouts:

Vitamin Study Sheet and Vitamin Basics
Mineral Study Sheet and Mineral Search
Basic Nutrients
Vitamin and Mineral Crossword Puzzle

Attachments

Web Sites

Background For Teachers:
The teacher needs to have a good understanding and knowledge of vitamins and minerals, their function in the body, food sources and deficiencies in the body.

Student Prior Knowledge:
The student needs to understand the importance of vitamins and minerals in the body, their role or function in the body, food sources and deficiencies.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
The student will understand the importance of vitamins and minerals in the body, their role and function in the body, food sources and deficiencies associated to a lack or excess of a particular vitamin or mineral.

Instructional Procedures:
Introduction: Show video's or part of a video or other resource on information relating to vitamins and minerals.

Lecture: Talk about vitamins and minerals. Hand out the Vitamin Study Sheet and Vitamin Basics, Mineral Study Sheet and Mineral Search and they can refer to "The Basic Nutrients" as a resource if it was handed out earlier in course or at this time. Together as a class, read and go over the information so the students can fill in the answers and complete the chart.

Optional Review Activity: Vitamin and Mineral Crossword Puzzle to be worked on together in unit and completed at the end of class or following class period.

Author:
DEBRA PAULL

Created Date :
Jul 08 2003 14:13 PM

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