Monday, June 01, 2015

Healthy Foods Research

For our unit in Health, we have focused on healthy eating and the 4 Food Groups. Students began inquiring what the 4 Food Groups were and questioned the kinds of food that are in the main food groups. We have collaborated with our friends on a shared-slide document. Students investigated the 4 Food Groups in an in-depth way. They were challenged to first figure out with a partner what types of healthy food are in the food groups.

To research, students consulted wonder and nutrition websites to help answer their inquiry and to categorize food into their appropriate food group. After completing this task I wondered if students understood why it was important to eat healthy food in the food groups. The next task had the students determine why the food groups were important. I was amazed to see how knowledgeable students are in researching. They recognized how to ask the right questions when searching on Google. They read through websites with a friend and found some amazing facts about Fruits, Vegetables, Dairy, Grain and Protein foods. We even contacted Wonderopolis to help us determine where to categorize some food. The class is really enjoying this special project and I am so proud of how experienced they are in researching and proving with evidence. Well done friends! We will be using this important research to assist us on another project beginning Wednesday. Students will be exploring healthy food in a fun way. We will be creating a video to teach others about our healthy treat....stay tuned!!

To view our on-going work on our shared Google Slides project, please follow this link:

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