3rd Grade Lesson Overview
|Lesson||Science TEKS||Main Idea||Objectives
|Activities||Local Food Focus||Make It||Taste It|
|1-Plant Products||7D||Plants provide humans with food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials for living.||SWBAT identify plant products and sort them into categories.||Sorting Plant Products||Fruit||Cutting Melons,
or Citrus depending on season
|2-Roots and Stems||10A||Roots have a variety of tastes and textures.||Explore differences in types of roots and peel root vegetables.||Parts of a Plant Foldable||Root vegetables||Peeling root vegetables||Roasted root vegetables|
|3-Leaves||10A||Leaves can have a variety of tastes and textures.||Identify the parts of a plant and their functions.
|Sorting Edible Plant Parts||Greens||Chiffonade Leaves||Salad|
|4-Seeds||10C||Food can be preserved through pickling. The life cycle of a plant starts with a seed.||Identify the parts of a seed embryo.||Bean Dissection||Pickling vegetables||Pickles||Sun pickles|
|5-Food Advertising||3B||Advertisers use many techniques to sell messages about food.
|Find hidden messages in food ads.||Analyzing food ads.||Vegetables that can be eaten raw||Collard Wraps||Pickles|
|6-Optional:Farm Life Cycles||10C||Farmers must address all the needs of animals on their farms. Farm animals have babies, live, and die on the farm, and the cycle is repeated.||Identify parents and offspring of farm animals.
|Farm Life Cycle Cards||Eggs||Egg Salad||Egg Salad|
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