Nutrition

What’s nutritious and delicious? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby examine nutrition, a balanced diet, and what types of foods are healthy to eat. Find out the key to healthy eating for us humans, and where we can get our nutrients from. Discover exactly how our bodies use carbohydrates, proteins and fats as fuel to exercise and move around, as well as where you can find these foods in the food pyramid. See how many servings a day of meat, bread, and fruit you need to be healthy, in addition to what you can do to get all the needed nutrients if you’re a vegetarian. An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Balanced Diet Lesson Plan: Chef Solus’ Build-a-Meal Game

In this balanced diet lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online interactive tool) to learn about healthy eating and a balanced diet. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Food Safety Lesson Plan: Ninja Kitchen Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online health game to explore the principals of food safety. Students will learn the importance of washing hands before eating and cooking, understand the dangers of leaving food where bacteria thrive, and recognize that meat must be cooked to the proper temperature. During the game's kitchen simulation, students will also prevent cross-contamination by cleaning plates and work spaces after prepping high-risk foods like raw meat and unwashed vegetables, and determine whether food is contaminated based on how it has been handled. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Managing Diabetes Lesson Plan: The Diabetic Dog Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the elements a diabetic needs to balance for healthy living. Students will identify the causes and effects of living with diabetes, and create an artistic expression of the "juggling act" a person with type 2 diabetes has to perform for healthy living. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

From Plate to Pyramid Lesson Plan: Healthy Foods and Portion Sizes

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 5, students use BrainPOP resources to identify healthy foods and portion sizes. Students then use the healthy eating food guidelines to create models and categorize different types of food. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Healthy Eating Habits Lesson Plan: Organic and Locally Grown Foods

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to build awareness of the natural world and make connections to fresh, locally grown foods, organic farming methods, and a school garden. Students will learn to increase healthful eating by growing, harvesting, and eating more fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs at school, as well as working with school lunch staff to incorporate garden items into a lunch menu. Students will also visit a local farm stand, organic market, or restaurant to learn about the importance of locally grown produce and present their findings to others. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Health, Fitness, and Nutrition Lesson Plan: Create a PSA to Fight Obesity

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (along with print, web, and/or community resources) to explore one area of health, fitness, or nutrition. Students will learn about the contributing factors in the obesity epidemic and identify how lifestyle choices can contribute to or prevent weight and health problems. Students will then create a public service announcement (PSA) to teach others about the importance of making good choices and staying healthy. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Fitness Lesson Plan: Create a Public Service Announcement About Exercise!

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K through 3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the importance of exercise in keeping the body fit. Students will identify ways to exercise safely, and create a public service announcement (PSA) to teach others about the importance of exercise. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Science Fair Lesson Plan: Planning Projects with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit.  They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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