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Jenny Betbeze

Third Grade
Nutrition Unit Nutritious Food, Empty Calories, Vitamins and
Minerals Science Lesson Plan
Lesson 1, Day 1 and Day 2
Daily Topics Day 1 Nutrition, Empty Calories, Vitamins and Minerals
Day 2 Foods and the Vitamins and Minerals They Contain
Standards:
Express data in a variety of ways by constructing illustrations, graphs, charts,
tables, concept maps, and oral and written explanations as appropriate (SI-E-A5)
(SI-E-B4)
Describe what the human body needs to grow and be healthy (LS-E-A1)
Describe the relationship between eating habits and maintaining a healthy body
(LSE-A6) 43.
Identify a meal that includes representatives from each group of the food pyramid
(LS-E-A6)

Objectives:
The students will show a ninety percent understanding of vitamins and minerals,
how they function in the body and which foods, especially fruits and vegetables,
contain them by correctly organizing facts and examples and creating a Prezi with
the information.

Procedures:
Day 1 30 min lesson

1 Teacher will show PowerPoint presentation and You Tube video at end of
presentation.

Day 2

45 min group work

1 Teacher will go over requirements for the Prezi presentations the


students will create.
2 Students will create their Prezi presentations in pairs. Each pair will be
at a computer with Internet access.
3 Students will be given the rubric to make sure they have all necessary
information in their presentation.

Prerequisite Skills:
An understanding of how to make a Prezi and concept mapping.

Materials:
Teacher Computer with Internet access
List of Webpages that will be used in Teacher Presentation and those used by
students to research their information for their Prezi presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1sh_XGKJ-Q

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/minerals.html

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/vitamin.html

http://time.com/3763271/gnc-supplements-nutrients-food/

http://healthy-kids.com.au/food-nutrition/nutrients-in-food/vitaminsminerals/

Smartboard or Projector and Screen


Student Computers with Internet access (Enough for 2 to a computer)

Special Needs: Pair a special needs student with a regular education


student so they can help the special needs child.
Non-Native English Speaker: Have them focus their research on the two
kidshealth.org websites that have audio that goes along with what is written
on the web pages.
Gifted Students: Have them also research 3 of the B vitamins.

Evaluation:
CATEGORY

7-6

5-4

3-2

1-0

Text - Font
Choice &
Formatting

Font formats (e.g.,


color, bold, italic)
have been carefully
planned to enhance
readability and
content.

Font formats have


been carefully
planned to enhance
readability.

Font formatting has


been carefully
planned to
complement the
content. It may be a
little hard to read.

Font formatting
makes it very difficult
to read the material.

Content Accuracy

All content
throughout the
presentation is
accurate. There are
no factual errors. All
functions of vitamins
and minerals in body
are given.

Most of the content


is accurate but there
is one piece of
information that
might be inaccurate.
There are one or two
missing functions of
vitamins or minerals

The content is
generally accurate,
but one piece of
information is clearly
flawed or inaccurate.
There are 3 or 4
missing functions of
vitamins or minerals

Content is typically
confusing or
contains more than
one factual error.
There are 5 or more
missing functions of
vitamins or minerals.

Spelling and
Grammar

Presentation has no
misspellings or
grammatical errors.

Presentation has 1-2 Presentation has 1-2 Presentation has


misspellings, but no grammatical errors
more than 2
grammatical errors. but no misspellings. grammatical and/or
spelling errors.

Use of Graphics All graphics are

attractive (size and


colors) and support
the theme/content of
the presentation.

A few graphics are


not attractive but all
support the
theme/content of the
presentation.

All graphics are


attractive but a few
do not seem to
support the
theme/content of the
presentation.

Several graphics are


unattractive AND
detract from the
content of the
presentation.

Cooperation

Group delegates
tasks and shares
responsibility
effectively all of the
time.

Group delegates
tasks and shares
responsibility
effectively most of
the time.

Group delegates
tasks and shares
responsibility
effectively some of
the time.

Group often is not


effective in
delegating tasks
and/or sharing
responsibility.

Grouping

All vitamins and


Only one vitamin or Two vitamins or
minerals are grouped mineral is incorrectly minerals are
correctly
grouped
incorrectly grouped

Title Slide

Prezi is given a title


slide that conveys
what will be covered
in the presentation

Prezi is given a title


slide but it is a little
unclear what will be
covered in the
presentation

Three or more
vitamins or minerals
are incorrectly
grouped

Prezi is given a title There is no title slide


slide but the title
given.
does not give a clear
idea as to the
information in the
presentation