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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

Design Your Dream Ice Cream Cone
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Fruits and Vegetables List
Insects in the Garden
Favorite Foods
The Foods We Eat
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Is a Balanced Diet?
Summer Herbs to Identify
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Food Groups
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Nutrition Lab
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
What Are Seeds and Fruits?
A Chocolate Curriculum
Activity: Bacteria and Food Poisoning
Health & Nutrition Printable Book (Grades 4-9)
Chemistry of Cooking
Gummy Bear Genetics
More Food Printables

Lesson Plans

Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Table Manners
Class Garden
Make a Dried Bouquet
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
More Popular Food Lesson Plans


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


Cranberry Facts
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
Cranberry-Nut Bread
Indian Pudding
Food with History
Good-for-Your-Body Foods
Columbus and Food
More Food References

Educational Technology Resources

Math and Recipes
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Fast-Food Fact Finding
Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
More Educational Technology Resources

Food & Art Connected

Fruit Patterns
Math and Recipes Worksheet
Math and Recipes Vocabulary
Bob's Lunch Box
Science Fun: An Apple a Day
Voting for the Edible Model of the Year
The Edible Model
More Food Activities for Art Class

Holiday Recipes

Increasing Recipe Worksheets- Answer Key
Hasty Pudding
Chocolate Milk Shakes
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Spice Cookies
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
More Popular Holiday Recipes

Mathematics & Food Connected

Gummy Worm Measurements
Science Skill: Estimating and Measuring with Cereal and Raisins
Sharing Food Equally
All About Fruit
Math in Science: Favorite Fruits
Pear Flash Cards
Create a Column Chart with Excel
More Food Activities for Math Class

History & Food Connected

History of Marshmallows Reading Warm-Up
Invention of Kool-Aid® Reading Warm-Up
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Invention of the Popsicle Reading Warm-Up
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
A Chilling Experience
More Food Resources for History Class

Science & Food Connected

An Edible Experiment
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
What Foods Attract Ants?
A Sweet Start to Science
Dinosaur Hunters
Using The Omnivore's Dilemma in the Classroom
Farm Theme
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Language Arts & Food Connected

The Life of Milton Hershey
The World of Rosemary Wells
How to Eat Fried Worms Test B
How to Eat Fried Worms Word Find
KWL Chart - Grouping Objects
Science and Writing: Food Poetry
A Slice of Spice
More Popular Food Resources for Language Arts

Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid & Super-Galactic Jawbreaker Teacher's Guide
Grocery Store Pretend Play Activity
How to Eat Fried Worms Test C
How to Eat Fried Worms Answers
How to Eat Fried Worms Project Ideas
Activities for Food Rules!
Daily Journal Topics: Fabulous Food
More Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Social Studies & Food Connected

Nutrition: Family Activity
Gross Recipes for Halloween
Taking Care of Your Health: Family Activity
The Popcorn Plant
Pancake Day Recipe Activity
Fair Trade
More Popular Food Resources for Social Studies

Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

Food From Plants and Animals
Planning a Fitness Schedule
My Favorite Exercise
Choosing Good Health
Food Patterns
Science and Art: Hello Mr. Smart Heart
Juice Nutrition 101
More Popular Food Resources for Health & Nutrition


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), 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 stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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