This week’s theme is bears. Our “Growing Minds Day by Day” educational resource lists are designed for families and educators to use during COVID-19 and beyond.
From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions. Examining everything from food sources in the
Introduce students to the systems farmers use to sell the vegetables and fruits they grow. Set up a farmers market in the classroom where students will sort, sell, and buy apples.
Students become familiar with “My Plate,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition program and teaching tool. Through an exploration of whole foods, they develop an understanding of good nutrition, food groups, and well-balanced meals. They will be able to identify healthy foods and will be empowered to make good food choices.