In this lesson, students learn where food comes from and the importance of taking care of natural resources.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students draw pictures of the foods they eat with their families and learn about where food comes from.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students discover which natural resources are needed to produce fruits, vegetables, and grains and how to be good stewards of natural resources.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students make posters to show how food and natural resources are connected and explain how to protect natural resources in order to keep the food healthy.
Soil, air, light, water, and other natural components aid plant growth. When they are perturbed or polluted, it influences plant growth and makes food unhealthy for human and animal consumption. This lesson underscores the correlation between natural resources and food production. It shows students what is required for agricultural production and how they can locate food sources in their local environment. The lesson also provides basic understanding on how the natural resources could be protected from harmful human activities. The materials embedded in the lesson were fact-checked, and this lesson has passed our credibility review process.
This lesson is aligned to Oregon standards. Review the aligned standards directly in the lesson plan document and teacher slideshow.Discover more on the Oregon Climate Education Hub.