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This lesson is an introduction to the FoodPrints program. The purpose of this lesson is for students to become familiar with the school garden and the kitchen classroom. Students will tour the school garden and harvest something they will use in the kitchen during the lesson. They will also practice a hand washing routine, taste different vegetables, learn about kitchen tools, and make a simple recipe.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore how their five senses influence how they experience the world. Students will use their five senses to explore the garden, and to study and draw herbs. They will also use their senses to compare different varieties of apples and create a simple bar graph showing their preferences.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the difference between whole grains and refined grains. Students will investigate and dissect stalks of wheat with the grains still attached and grind flour with a flour mill. They will also compare the taste and nutritional differences between different types of flours.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore vegetables. They will choose vegetables they would like to plant in the garden, carefully observe a few winter vegetables and celebrate the variety of vegetables they can eat.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand that there are many health benefits to eating fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors. Students will sort produce by color, create a rainbow poster illustrating different colored produce, and search the garden for examples of colorful produce. This lesson supports the DCPS 1st grade ELA Unit Body Functions and Self Identity.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to investigate the different factors that influence the foods we choose to eat, including culture, peers, media, and advertising. Students will evaluate what influences their own food choices and create an advertisement for a nutritious food or ingredient. They will also work to clean the garden so that it can be an advertisement for its delicious and nutritious produce.
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