Vitamins and Minerals


Our Vitamins and Minerals lesson plan teaches students all about the various vitamins and minerals people need to survive and where they come from. They learn to identify vitamins and minerals and articulate why humans need each.

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Our Vitamins and Minerals lesson plan introduces students to the information about vitamins and minerals, the various types needed for the body, and the foods where these essential ingredients can be found. During this lesson, students are asked to complete charts with information from food labels given to them by their teacher in order to prove that they can successfully read and understand food labels. Students are also asked to fill in the blanks in a provided paragraph with lesson vocabulary, demonstrating their ability to use the terms and definitions associated with the lesson.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain the importance of vitamins and nutrients for the body, identify a variety of nutrients and vitamins, and tell how they help the body function properly.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade