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Food Resources for Teachers

Food is a fun subject for students of all ages with these lesson plans and printables. Explore the many educational uses of food with your class during National Nutrition Month (March). You'll find plenty of cross-curricular resources, including edible art projects, songs about nutrition, and recipes from around the globe. Students will enjoy hands-on activities that use candy to learn about math and science. You'll also find worksheets on the human digestive system and healthy eating.

Printables for Grades K-5

Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Gummy Worm Measurements
Fruits and Vegetables List
Favorite Foods
Kitchen Safety
Pancake Day Recipe Activity
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Is a Balanced Diet?
Food Groups
Insects in the Garden
Food Flight: Digestive Tracking
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
Summer Herbs to Identify
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Gummy Bear Genetics
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Activity: Bacteria and Food Poisoning
Un menú del restaurante "Buen Provecho"
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Chemistry of Cooking
What Are Seeds and Fruits?
More Food Printables

Lesson Plans

The Life of Milton Hershey
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Table Manners
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Class Garden
Math and Recipes
More Popular Food Lesson Plans


Tips to Healthy Eating Quiz
Good-For-You Foods Quiz
Juice Nutrition Quiz


Cranberry Facts
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
Indian Pudding
You Are What You Eat
Good-for-Your-Body Foods
Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
Cranberry Sesame Honey Glazed Pork Roast
More Food References

Educational Technology Resources

Fast-Food Fact Finding
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Create a Column Chart with Excel
Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
More Educational Technology Resources

Food & Art Connected

Valentines Skill-Builder
Math and Recipes Worksheet
Fruit Patterns
Name Those Fruits and Vegetables
A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake Activity Kit
Bob's Lunch Box
Make a Dried Bouquet
More Food Activities for Art Class

Holiday Recipes

Increasing Recipe Worksheets- Answer Key
Almond Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Milk Shakes
Native American Recipes
Bunny Cakes Recipe & Activity
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Fruited Brie Bake
More Popular Holiday Recipes

Mathematics & Food Connected

Favorite Fruits Picture Graph
Food Prices
The Cost of Lunch
Our Favorite Cookies: Student Planning Page
Math with Candies: Student Planning Page
What to Serve
Sharing Food Equally
More Food Activities for Math Class

History & Food Connected

The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
George Washington Carver
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
A Medieval Feast
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
More Food Resources for History Class

Science & Food Connected

An Edible Experiment
Food Web
The Foods We Eat
Functions and Structure of the Cardiovascular System
Dinosaur Hunters
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Language Arts & Food Connected

Chinese Food
How to Eat Fried Worms Test B
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid & Super-Galactic Jawbreaker Teacher's Guide
KWL Chart - Grouping Objects
Science and Writing: Food Poetry
Grocery List Collage
The World of Rosemary Wells
More Popular Food Resources for Language Arts

Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Using The Omnivore's Dilemma in the Classroom
Dragons Love Tacos and Secret Pizza Party Activity Sheets
How to Eat Fried Worms Word Find
How to Eat Fried Worms Answers
How to Eat Fried Worms Test C
How to Eat Fried Worms Project Ideas
Activities for Food Rules!
More Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Social Studies & Food Connected

Fair Trade
Nutrition: Family Activity
Taking Care of Your Health: Family Activity
Peanut Products
All-Purpose Soybeans
Gross Recipes for Halloween
Spice Cookies
More Popular Food Resources for Social Studies

Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

My Favorite Exercise
Health & Nutrition Printables Slideshow
Food Patterns
Eating with Chopsticks
Planning a Fitness Schedule
Science and Art: Hello Mr. Smart Heart
Food From Plants and Animals
More Popular Food Resources for Health & Nutrition
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.