Lesson 7. Plant Parts We Eat (Page 45)

  • Students will identify fruits and vegetables as parts of a plant
  • Students will be able to make connections between plant part function and nutritional benefits
  1. Students can identify at least main 2 Micronutrient (vitamin or  mineral) for each example of fruit/veg in each plant part category (focus on vitamins A,B,C,D and minerals Potassium, Calcium, Iron, and Sodium).

  2. Students will expand on previous knowledge and explain one significant aspect of the vitamin or mineral identified in each food item.
  3. Students will be able to identify the five food groups, list a variety of examples found in each group, and distinguish which food groups can be found in the garden.
  4. Students will be able to match various food group examples with their respective parts of the plant
  5. Understand why each food group example is matched with a plant part.
  6. Students will be able to list the six main nutrients ( carbs, pro, fat, mineral, vitamin, water). and list 2 examples of each, stating the plant part, when applicable.
  7. Students will be able to describe “Eating the Rainbow”

Eating the Rainbow Recipes from the Whole Kids Foundation by Whole Foods Market.

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Core Curriculum Standards

Reading Standards for Informational Text: (RI)

  • 1.1- 6.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • 1.2- 6.2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • 1.3- 6.3: Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • 1.7- 6.7: Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

Reading Standards: Foundational Skills: (RF)

  • 1.4- 6.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Writing Standards: (W)

  • 1.2-6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Speaking and Listening Standards: (SL)  

  • 1.4- 6.4: Report on a topic or text, or present an opinion.
  • 1.1- 6.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Language Standards: (L)

  • 1.1-6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Next Generation Science Standards: (NGSS)

  • 2-PS1-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
  • 5-PS1-3: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
  • 5-PS3-1: Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.