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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.

Grade k-2
Subject Science,Biology
Resource Type Lesson Plan

In this writing activity, students explore the foods they eat and where those foods come from. For example, a student might write that the ingredients in their hamburger come from a farm. This activity is a great companion to a study on food, food production, and food waste. Some key points to teach may include the following:
  • impact of food waste on climate change
  • emissions from food production
  • inequality in access to food, (i.e., food deserts)
  • native vs. imported foods
Grade k-2
Subject English Language Arts
Resource Type Worksheets