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After watching The Big Race, continue learning in your classroom with this K-5th curriculum designed by teachers. All lesson plans have clear learning objectives, target various subjects and align with Colorado State Standards. They are ready to go for a substitute teacher or great building blocks to customize into your teaching units!

A great place to start is to watch the video below titled 'How much sugar are we eating? Tea Demonstration'. 

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How much sugar are we eating?

This is a great video to show your students / children - exactly how much sugar is in drinks! Have fun with this - you can easily recreate it with beverages that your students are drinking everyday.

 

Kindergarten - 1st Grade Curriculum

 

Sorting
Foods

Student Learning Objectives: The students will be able to distinguish healthy food from unhealthy food (food that has excessive added sugar).


Approximate Time to Complete: 20-25 minutes


Content Areas: Science & Literacy (Reading, Writing and Communicating)

Let’s Go Grocery Shopping!

Student Learning Objectives: The students will be able to list healthy foods.

Approximate Time to Complete: 20-25 minutes


Content Areas: Literacy (Reading, Writing and Communicating)

Which Food Has Less Sugar?

Student Learning Objectives: The students will be able to distinguish which food has less sugar.


Approximate Time to Complete: 20-25 minutes


Content Areas: Math & Literacy (Reading, Writing and Communicating)

Eat A Rainbow of Foods!

Student Learning Objectives: The students will be able to name and identify a colorful mixture of foods that represent colors in the rainbow.


Approximate Time to Complete: 20-25 minutes


Content Areas: Science & Literacy (Reading, Writing and Communicating)

Rainbow Food Authors!

Student Learning Objectives: The students will be able to verbalize and write about fruits and veggies of various colors - making a rainbow of foods!


Approximate Time to Complete: 20-25 minutes


Content Areas: Literacy (Reading, Writing, and Communicating)

 

2nd - 3rd Grade
Curriculum

 

It’s A Roller Coaster Ride!

Student Learning Objectives: I can understand what changes happen to my energy level when I eat foods with added sugar.


Approximate Time To Complete: 25- 30 minutes


Content Areas: Writing & Communicating

Healthy Eating - A Letter to Rex

Student Learning Objectives: I can understand how eating foods high in added sugar will affect my energy level compared to eating foods without added sugar.


Approximate Time To Complete: 30-40 minutes


Content Areas: Writing

Grocery Bag Challenge

Student Learning Objectives: I can distinguish whole foods from  processed foods using a given list. I can recognize what the characteristics of whole and processed foods.

Approximate Time To Complete: 20-25 minutes

Content Areas: Science

Rainbow of Foods

Student Learning Objectives: I can recognize what the characteristics of generally healthy foods are and that they come from nature. 

Approximate Time To Complete: 30-45 minutes

Content Areas: Research and Reasoning

Label Experts

Student Learning Objectives: I can use the information on nutrition labels to make healthy food and drink choices.  I can determine how much sugar is in foods and drinks using nutrition labels.


Approximate Time To Complete: 30-40 minutes


Content Areas: Math

 

4th - 5th Grade
Curriculum

 

Drink
Wars

Student Learning Objectives: I can discover how to make better choices when choosing the right drinks for my healthy lifestyle.


Approximate Time To Complete: 25-30 Minutes (shorter if you watch the video instead of performing the experiment).


Content Areas: Math

Find My Energy!

Student Learning Objectives: I can discover that by eating healthy and being active that I have more energy.


Approximate Time To Complete: Five 15 minutes lessons spread out over a month.


Content Areas: Science & Writing

The History of Sugar

Student Learning Objectives: I can discover how the history of sugar has changed over time and how now sugar is more available and damaging to our bodies.


Approximate Time To Complete: 25-30 Minutes


Content Areas: Social Studies

A Rainbow of Food

The Key to Healthy Eating

Student Learning Objectives: I can make good choices about foods based on their color and how healthy they are for my body.


Approximate Time To Complete: 30 minutes


Content Areas: Science & Writing (optional extension activity)

Healthy Eating  Around the World

Student Learning Objectives: I can research and share the types of healthy eating and physical activities that happen in different countries.

Approximate Time To Complete: 35 minutes for lesson and research.

Content Areas: Geography, Informative Research & Writing & Communication

 

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